This paper defines the role of Italian shipping firms in the logistic services market in light of major changes under way. The first part analyzes the structural characteristics of the supply and demand for logistic and transport services, in which a situation of substantial weakness emerges. This situation has favored the large-scale entry of foreign operators on the Italian market who perceive Italy as a key node within the international scenario of transport and logistics. The second part of the paper focuses on the analysis of individual areas in Italian shipping and their capacity to differentiate service by supplying value added logistic services beyond transport. The analysis shows a position of substantial marginality for Italian shipping, a position that gives rise to several doubts regarding its capacity to face the challenge of international competition successfully.

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    Taylor & Francis

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  • Authors:
    • Evangelista, P
    • Morvillo, A
  • Publication Date: 2000-10


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00798501
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 22 2000 12:00AM