Finance of Transport Infrastructure

Cooperative Unitised Services – a Challenge & Opportunity

This paper details the unique features of Cooperative Unitised Services and the emerging technologies that enable them to function. The benefits of cooperative unitised services to transport service providers, shippers and the general public are examined. Two business cases are presented; a LoLo service between Cork and Rotterdam and a RoRo service between Cork and Bilbao. These business cases successfully illustrate the deployment and advantages of cooperative unitised services. Implications of the study to maritime industry stakeholders are also highlighted.