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

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  • Nuzzi, Andrea

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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.

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  • 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
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    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.
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    Keywords

    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

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