Οι "παίκτες" στη λιμενική αγορά εμπορευματοκιβωτίων της Μεσογείου. Μεγέθη, δραστηριότητες & ανταγωνιστική πολιτική
Μπαϊρα, Παναγιώτα - Νεκταρία
KeywordsΣυμμαχίες ; Εταιρίες τακτικών γραμμών μεταφοράς εμπορευματοκιβωτίων ; Διαχειριστές τερματικών ; Λιμενικό προϊόν ; Παγκόσμιοι διαχειριστές
The following research examines the two parties operating in the container transport and management market, namely liner shipping companies as well as container terminal operators. The two above parties are the so-called "players" of the port market, and will often be called this way in the context of this study. Initially, the global trends in transport, and more specifically in liner shipping along with the alliances that have been created worldwide, are presented. Then, an analysis of trends in the port industry is made by reference to the terminal operating companies. Subsequently, the geographical scope of this research is limited to the Mediterranean market, which ,in the first place, examines the action of each of the alliances and then takes a closer look at the analysis of demand and supply in the main Mediterranean ports. To sum up, based on the Mediterranean market study, conclusions are drawn in terms of the container management companies and the port competition of the main transshipment ports. Eventually, through the interaction of supply and demand forces, the “players'” shares in the Mediterranean port industry are estimated along with the extent to which these shares can be redefined.