The Transformation of the System of Regulating Technical-Nautical Services: The Use of the Price Cap

This paper analyses the structure of the market of the port services and shows that, in Italy, it is possible to imagine the use of other tools to regulate the market, inspired by ideas which are different from those currently used. The Italian regulation scheme as established in the law 84/94 can be seen as the starting point from which to work to make it further competitive in terms of the service provided and in terms of the tariffs. The change of the regulating instrument is important especially when the monopolist also offers other services, different from those managed as a monopolist. Therefore the model suggested would appear to be more suitable and it resolves the accounting problem which the current system does not take into account. In this work, the technical-normative aspects will be pointed out, and some reflections on the theme will be expressed. The evaluations which are made with reference to the case of the port of Genoa show how the issue of the ground rent concession is strategic for the assessment and the modalities of the assignment of the port terminals. The authors will express some opinions on the above, providing as well some proposals for the amendment in the regulatory scheme.


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Bibliography; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 11-30
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  • Accession Number: 01109001
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 2008 1:10PM