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The private and social cost efficiency of port hinterland container distribution through a regional logistics system

  • Iannone, Fedele
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    Increasingly, the debate on freight transport and logistics involves the challenge of sustainable development. Key objectives of sustainable or “green” freight logistics systems are the mitigation of negative environmental and human health effects of distribution operations and the realization of a major modal shift in transport preferences, while at the same time achieving internal generalized cost efficiency and quality of services. Pursuing these goals requires the introduction of a range of measures. These measures call for private and public actors to take up various initiatives and adopt policies. Usually, it is more effective to combine different actions into an integrated package of measures than to introduce single instruments in isolation.

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    Volume (Year): 46 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 9 ()
    Pages: 1424-1448

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