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Freight Prices, Fuel Prices, and Speed


  • Olaf Jonkeren
  • Jos van Ommeren
  • Piet Rietveld


According to theory, carriers' speeds vary positively with freight prices and negatively with fuel prices. The current paper tests these hypotheses using micro panel data on inland waterway trips, made in North-west Europe in the period 2003-7. We find that the freight price elasticity of speed is 0.17 and the fuel price elasticity of speed is 0.11. © 2012 LSE and the University of Bath

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  • Olaf Jonkeren & Jos van Ommeren & Piet Rietveld, 2012. "Freight Prices, Fuel Prices, and Speed," Journal of Transport Economics and Policy, University of Bath, vol. 46(2), pages 175-188, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:tpe:jtecpo:v:46:y:2012:i:2:p:175-188

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    1. Lindstad, Elizabeth & Rehn, Carl Fredrik & Eskeland, Gunnar S., 2017. "Sulphur Abatement Globally in Maritime Shipping," Discussion Papers 2017/8, Norwegian School of Economics, Department of Business and Management Science.

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