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The Study Team completed an extensive series of analyses and investigations:

- An in-depth analysis on the extent of flagging out by European owners;
- Research on cost factors involved in using Open Registries (direct market research and leverage of other DG VII work undertaken by the Team);
- Survey of 20 shipowners on flag section criteria and actual flagging practices;
- Detailed statistical research into the correlation between Open Registries and various flag/vessel/owner characteristics, on the basis of large vessel-specific databases and using sophisticated statistical modelling approaches;
- Survey of definitions used for substandard vessel through expert interviews with key industry participants;
- Detailed modelling of the impact of crew cost and corporate tax on the EU maritime economy;
- In-depth review of major trends in the liner shipping industry.

This document provides details on these analyses and draws conclusions from them. rom them.

Additional information

Authors: CEC, CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: EN (1996) 328pp.
Availability: Available from the Transport Research Helpdesk, European Commission, DG VII-E, Avenue de Beaulieu 31, B-1160 Bruxelles (BE), Fax: +32-2-2954349
ISBN: ISBN 92-827-7990-4
Record Number: 199711191 / Last updated on: 1997-09-23
Original language: en
Available languages: en