IDEAS home Printed from
   My bibliography  Save this paper

The performances of the national logistic systems: what strategies to reduce the Italian gap?


  • Nuzzi, Andrea


The Italian logistics suffer a strong competitive gap in comparison with the other European countries. This performance deficit generates 7.5 billion euro additional congestion costs for the Italian system: the reduction of the logistic costs would have a remarkable impact on the competitiveness of the Italian undertakings. Consequently, it is absolutely necessary to start effective policies in order to mind the gap with the competitors and to remove the infrastructural bottlenecks. In order to take up these challenges, two main knots must be untied: the infrastructure financing and the impact of the structure of the logistic sector on the overall system performance. As regards the former issue, the situation is very critical for those Member States (Italy) reporting infrastructure gap: the evolution of EU scenario pushes towards a more and more intense pressure on the public spending containment. With regard to the latter, Italy suffers from a low average dimension of the logistic operators. This paper suggests feasible solutions to solve the above mentioned problems.

Suggested Citation

  • Nuzzi, Andrea, 2010. "The performances of the national logistic systems: what strategies to reduce the Italian gap?," MPRA Paper 33374, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 2011.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:33374

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL:
    File Function: original version
    Download Restriction: no

    References listed on IDEAS

    1. Estache, Antonio & Serebrisky, Tomas, 2004. "Where do we stand on transport infrastructure deregulation and public-private partnership?," Policy Research Working Paper Series 3356, The World Bank.
    2. Gian Maria Gros-Pietro, 2006. "Autostrade: meglio pubbliche o private?," L'industria, Società editrice il Mulino, issue 3, pages 523-532.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

    More about this item


    national logistic system; performance gap; Private Public Partnership; national champions; city logistics; industrial policy;

    JEL classification:

    • L52 - Industrial Organization - - Regulation and Industrial Policy - - - Industrial Policy; Sectoral Planning Methods
    • L91 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities - - - Transportation: General


    Access and download statistics


    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:33374. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Joachim Winter) or (Rebekah McClure). General contact details of provider: .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If CitEc recognized a reference but did not link an item in RePEc to it, you can help with this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.