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Port competition and hinterland congestion

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Dutch title: Havenconcurrentie en hinterlandcongestie
Period: June 2006 till December 2008
Status: Completed

Thesaurus terms: Congestion; Pricing

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  • Universiteit Antwerpen; Faculteit Toegepaste Economische Wetenschappen; Departement Transport en Ruimtelijke Economie (TPR), more, partner

The project focuses on the interaction between port competition and hinterland congestion. We first theoretically study the impact of hinterland congestion and local congestion policies on price and quality competition of ports. Next we analyze the effects of congestion and port pricing policies on optimal congestion taxes in the hinterland network. We finally derive results on optimal investment policies that take account of the relation between port competition and hinterland congestion. We illustrate all theoretical results using numerical simulation techniques.

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