Knowledge of how traffic reacts to cost changes is important for the management of individual ports since it determines how total revenues will react, and whether investment in new facilities is financially sound. At the national level, information on traffic elasticities gives an indication of the strength of competition faced by ports; it is necessary for an understanding of what constitutes an optimal pattern of pricing and capacity use of the whole ports system; and it has implications for the country's balance of payments position. The report sets out the theory underlying the measurement of responses by port users to changes in port costs, and goes on to assess how far the information necessary for empirical analysis is available or could be collected.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Ports Council

    17 North Audley Street
    London W1Y 1WE,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Peston, M H
    • Rees, R
  • Publication Date: 1972-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 55 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00035922
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Ports Council
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 20 1974 12:00AM