The paper represents a first output of a research focused on the empirical assessment of some features of the liner shipping industry related to recent changes. The paper starts with the measurement of the complexity of the networks operated by ten out of the main world-wide liner shipping groups, by identifying the explicit contribution of cooperation between carriers. The empirical investigation focused on (i) the analysis of the distribution of the shipping capacity per port range, and (ii) the comparison of that capacity with the actual market share in cargo shipping. Those variables are interpreted in the light of the impact of alliances on the coverage of the services supplied, by underlining how the geographical characterization of shipping companies (e.g. origin) affects the decision of cooperate and the outcomes of cooperation.

Network economies in liner shipping: do roots matter

PAROLA, Francesco
2007

Abstract

The paper represents a first output of a research focused on the empirical assessment of some features of the liner shipping industry related to recent changes. The paper starts with the measurement of the complexity of the networks operated by ten out of the main world-wide liner shipping groups, by identifying the explicit contribution of cooperation between carriers. The empirical investigation focused on (i) the analysis of the distribution of the shipping capacity per port range, and (ii) the comparison of that capacity with the actual market share in cargo shipping. Those variables are interpreted in the light of the impact of alliances on the coverage of the services supplied, by underlining how the geographical characterization of shipping companies (e.g. origin) affects the decision of cooperate and the outcomes of cooperation.
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