WHEN THE ROAD CONTROLS THE SEA: A CASE STUDY OF RO-RO TRANSPORT IN THE MEDITERRANEAN

This paper presents, as a case study, a descriptive critique of the system of liner Roll-on, Roll-off (Ro-Ro) services, sailing between some Turkish ports and the Italian port of Trieste. These Ro-Ro services were started in 1987 and have developed rapidly since 1992. In that year, the nonprofit Turkish International Transport Association (UND) decided to independently manage a number of Ro-Ro vessels on that route. The increasing success of the service (from approximately 25,000 lorries in 1993 to almost 86,000 in 1998) has caused the UND shipping companies to broaden their services, introducing new vessels, and improving the organization. The UND shipping companies aim to manage the fleet in the unbiased interests of all the haulage companies, maintaining rigid neutrality toward each one of the road haulers. Outlining in detail a single subject for the case study is considered of general interest, since this system of maritime supply displays such singular and innovative elements (for example, the capital coming from the road transport sector itself, transferring of lorry-drivers by plane, or using railway services) as to make it unique, at least in the European and Mediterranean shipping arena.

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    Taylor & Francis

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  • Authors:
    • Torbianelli, V A
  • Publication Date: 2000-10

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00798504
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 22 2000 12:00AM