EUROBORDER

The port as a hub in the intermodal chain

As a consequence of changing market conditions in the maritime sector, and in particular the concentration of flows to a few mega-ports to exploit economies of scale, the competitiveness of the small to medium sized ports is at stake. However, it is recognised that 'soft' factors like organisation, administration and information can increase competitiveness and efficiency and make small and medium ports more attractive.

EUROBORDER focused specifically on small and medium sized ports and on port terminals as the node in the transport chain. The aim was to study potential improvements in information exchange, the organisational structure and administrative routines in the terminal and relations with its customers and the rest of the port community.


For more information: 
http://cordis.europa.eu/transport/src/euroborderrep.htm

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