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Short-distance maritime geographies: short sea shipping, RoRo, feeder and inter-island transport

Chapter in book
Authors Anastasia Christodoulou
Johan Woxenius
Published in Geographies of Maritime Transport - Transport, Mobilities and Spatial Change, Eds. Gordon Wilmsmeier and Jason Monios
Pages 134-148
ISBN 9781788976633
Publisher Edward Elgar
Place of publication Cheltenham
Publication year 2020
Published at Department of Business Administration
Centre for Sea and Society
Department of Business Administration, Industrial and Financial Management & Logistics
Centre for Environment and Sustainability
Northern LEAD
Pages 134-148
Language en
Links https://www.elgaronline.com/view/ed...
Keywords Short Sea Shipping, RoRo, feeder shipping, maritime transport
Subject categories Transport Systems and Logistics, Business Administration

Abstract

This chapter focuses on shipping goods short and medium distances, domestically or within an economic region – often referred to as short sea shipping (SSS). It gives an overview of the main SSS segments and particularly elaborates on the two SSS signature segments, roll-on/roll-off (RoRo) shipping and container feeder shipping. Geographically and empirically, the rendering is most detailed for Europe. Trends, prospects and challenges for SSS are explored in a more general context.

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