The increasing importance of cargo-handling costs in maritime transport supports the need to employ effective contractual arrangements between the shipowner and stevedore to encourage more efficient utilization of resources. Assuming that there are no imperfections in the transport market these improvements should eventually be reflected in the final price of commodities to consumers. This paper, which is part of a more comprehensive research project into port productivity, provides a general description of port charging practices and discusses the merits and disadvantages of alternative stevedoring charging practices.

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    Taylor & Francis

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  • Authors:
    • Thomas, B J
  • Publication Date: 1978-4

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  • Accession Number: 00177101
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Taylor & Francis
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1978 12:00AM