Type, Origin and Destination of Cargo to be Transferred from Road to Sea in Spanish Trades

Around 45% of European foreign trade, most of which is within the European Union, is still carried by road and is consequently conditioned by congested traffic, safety risks or high power consumption among other disadvantages while only 40% is carried by seas by means of the short sea shipping formula. Short sea shipping in European waters has been considered by the national and European governments as one of the most feasible ways to discharge the everyday more congested and highways across Europe. Keeping in min this scenario, the TRANMAR research group of the Nautical Engineering and Sciences department from UPC, supported by the Spanish Ministry of endorsement, is studying the criteria that are going to provide the values for recommending or not, the best alternative transport means for exporting cargo from Spanish production points to the Mediterranean arc or Western European area.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 323-331
  • Monograph Title: Maritime Heritage and Modern Ports

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01001446
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 1845640101
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 29 2005 11:58AM