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Towards a common ports policy? EU-proposals and the ports industry's perceptions


  • Athanasios A. Pallis


This paper discusses the European Union's (EU) proposals to improve the efficiency and infrastructure of European ports, and investigates the extent to which these proposals are welcomed by the ports industry. On the one hand, the analysis of the recent EU policy developments makes apparent that the EU is increasingly impinging upon the port industry's life. On the other hand, the findings of the semi-structured interviews with the industry's representatives suggest that although port authorities and port operators remain in principle against a coherent common EU ports policy, the industry believes that certain EU initiatives can enhance the competitiveness of the maritime transport system.

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  • Athanasios A. Pallis, 1997. "Towards a common ports policy? EU-proposals and the ports industry's perceptions," Maritime Policy & Management, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 24(4), pages 365-380, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:marpmg:v:24:y:1997:i:4:p:365-380
    DOI: 10.1080/03088839700000044

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    1. Pallis, Athanasios A., 2007. "Chapter 11 Whither Port Strategy Theory and Practice in Conflict," Research in Transportation Economics, Elsevier, vol. 21(1), pages 343-382, January.
    2. Constantinos I. Chlomoudis & Athanasios A. Pallis, 2005. "The EU port policy in a historical perspective," European Research Studies Journal, European Research Studies Journal, vol. 0(1-2), pages 21-42.
    3. Pallis, Athanasios A., 2006. "Chapter 7 Port Governance in Greece," Research in Transportation Economics, Elsevier, vol. 17(1), pages 155-169, January.
    4. Pallis, Athanasios A. & Syriopoulos, Theodore, 2007. "Port governance models: Financial evaluation of Greek port restructuring," Transport Policy, Elsevier, vol. 14(3), pages 232-246, May.
    5. Heaver, Trevor, 2006. "The Evolution and Challenges of Port Economics," Research in Transportation Economics, Elsevier, vol. 16(1), pages 11-41, January.
    6. Bandara, Yapa Mahinda & Nguyen, Hong-Oanh, 2016. "Influential factors in port infrastructure tariff formulation, implementation and revision," Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Elsevier, vol. 85(C), pages 220-232.
    7. Brooks, Mary R. & Cullinane, Kevin, 2006. "Chapter 18 Governance Models Defined," Research in Transportation Economics, Elsevier, vol. 17(1), pages 405-435, January.
    8. Pallis, Athanasios A., 2006. "Chapter 21 EU Port Policy: Implications for Port Governance in Europe," Research in Transportation Economics, Elsevier, vol. 17(1), pages 479-495, January.

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