Logistics allows for the management of goods and information flows from the source of raw materials to the consumers of finished products. This article considers the role of seaports in logistics and distribution. The author notes that in addition to the conventional transport function of sea carriers, they are now involved in organizing the movement of cargo (in particular containerized cargo). The author defines seaports, reviews their traditional functions in the areas of traffic, merchant function, and industrial function, then considers the logistical and distributional function development in a seaport. The author also discusses these developments in light of the EU Directive, which fosters a strengthening of coastal navigation and the transfer of part of the cargo from land to seaways, where possible. The author concludes that seaports operate as large intermodal hubs and these new logistics and distribution functions can be an integral part of their normal operation.

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    University of Zagreb

    Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences
    10000 Zagreb,   Croatia 
  • Authors:
    • Jakomin, I
  • Publication Date: 2003


  • English

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 1-5
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  • Accession Number: 00987450
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 7 2005 12:00AM