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  • Publication
    European Transport / Trasporti Europei
    (EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2011)
      723  1187
  • Publication
    Public tendering of ferry services in Europe
    (EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2011)
    Baird, Alfred J.
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    Wilmsmeier, Gordon
    This paper outlines the EU regulatory framework and analyses current practice in four European countries in respect of public procurement and tendering of ferry services. Tender management for major ferry services resides with national government agencies, while tenders for smaller volume regional and/or inter-isles services are generally managed by local authorities and/or regional transport authorities. Operator selection criteria increasingly emphasises service quality aspects, and environmental impacts, as well as price (i.e. amount of subsidy required). There is a continued trend towards privately-owned operators providing and investing in essential ferry services, with an increasing role played by larger international integrated transport organisations. For transport authorities, ferry service procurement involves a continuous evolutionary process of specifying, offering, selecting, monitoring and reviewing services supplied. Based on the information collected and analysed, the authors have developed a ‘tender route map’ which explains the different stages and key issues concerning public procurement of ferry services.
      1887  3075
  • Publication
    Factors facilitating intermodal transport of perishable goods – Transport purchasers viewpoint
    (EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2011)
    Sandberg-Hanssen, Thor-Erik
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    Mathisen, Terje Andreas
    The aim of this article is to identify factors that facilitate increased use of intermodal transport for perishable products based on a survey of firms exporting fresh fish from Norway to Continental Europe. The experiences in the Norwegian aquaculture industry indicate that intermodal transport solutions must be expanded and that the long haul by rail must run all the way to a central hub in Europe. This can only be achieved with a balanced flow of goods and if processors coordinate transport to deliver sufficiently large volumes to fill trains at an acceptable frequency.
      2310  7872
  • Publication
    Does the transport industry gain from manufacturing internationalization? An empirical investigation on the Italian regions
    (EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2011)
    Elia, Stefano
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    Maggi, Elena
    ;
    Mariotti, Ilaria
    The present paper deals with the impact of manufacturing internationalisation, in the forms of international trade, cooperation agreements – measured by inward and outward processing trade (IPT and OPT, respectively) - and FDI, on the transport industry employment. Descriptive statistics and econometric analysis are carried out at the “regional-industry” level (20 NUTS2 regions and 8 transport sub-industries) with reference to Italy in the period 1996-2001. Results show that export, FDI and the components of IPT (temporary import and re-export) positively affect the transport employment variation in 1996-2001, while import and the components of OPT (temporary export and re-import) display a negative impact.
      1430  2008
  • Publication
    Defining level of service criteria of urban streets in Indian context
    (EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2011)
    Bhuyan, Prasanta Kumar
    ;
    Rao, K. V. Krishna
    Speed ranges of Level of Service (LOS) categories of urban streets are not well defined for highly heterogeneous traffic flow condition on urban streets in Indian context. In this respect, a study was carried out in the city of Mumbai, India and the result was tested on two major corridors in Kolkata City. Average travel speed on street segments is used as the measure of effectiveness, which in this case has been derived from second by second speed data collected using Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver fitted on mobile vehicles. Hierarchical Agglomerative Clustering (HAC) is applied on average travel speeds to define the speed ranges of urban street and LOS categories. Applying this methodology it is found that urban street speed-ranges of LOS categories valid in Indian context are different from that values specified in HCM (2000). The application of this procedure is that in a simple manner with the application of GPS it can be applied in the evaluation of level of service of urban streets in different environment.
      2506  5949