Container terminals ευρωπαϊκού βορρά vs νότου
KeywordsΕμπορευματοκιβώτια ; Τερματικά εμπορευματοκιβωτίων ; Κριτήρια επιλογής λιμανιών ; Ευρωπαϊκός βορράς ; Ευρωπαϊκός νότος ; Containers ; Container terminals ; Port choice criteria ; European north ; European south
The object of this thesis is the presentation of today’s picture of port industry in Europe and especially in the container terminals market, as a result of their institutional organization and the investments that take place there. Do the big companies of liner shipping prefer for their containers to end up to the north or to the south ports of Europe, when they travel from Asia to Europe and why? In order to answer this question, except for the related literature review, six container ports in Europe were chosen to be examined, three north (Rotterdam, Hamburg, Antwerp) and three south (Valencia, Gioia Tauro, Piraeus). The purpose of the research was to show the continuous increase of the demand of the European Mediterranean ports the latest years, in comparison with the north European, and ordinarily, more “popular” ports.