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Waterborne RESEARCH: ASDSS

Project Acronym: ASDSS
Type of contract: Research Study
Project title: ANALYSIS OF SUPPLY AND DEMAND OF SHIPPING SERVICES
Main contractor: MERCER MANAGEMENT CONSULTING
Type organisation: Other
Country: FR
Start date & duration: 1996-08-09 - 12 months
Area: Waterborne
Relevant tasks: 6.1.2
Total cost in kECUs: 499
Total EU contribution in kECUs: 499


Objectives of research

Main objectives:

The overall aim the ASDSS project is to provide insight into the commercial realities of today's maritime industry, as a basis for policy making decisions. An investigation into overcapacity in the container markets and what drives it will be the cornerstone of the study and will provide the unifying context against which other relevant issues (such as the introduction of Post-Panamax tonnage, intermodal linkages, and strategic alliances) can be assessed. The following specific objectives have been agreed on : i) Assess the supply/demand situation in the container shipping markets, with particular emphasis on European routes, and provide an outlook for the future balances ii) Assess the current competitive position on the European container shipping industry iii) Review industry responses (e.g. capacity management, cost control, industry restructuring)

Secondary objective:

Secondary objectives are to examine linkages between the supply/demand situation in container shipping and : i) Social development, in particular flag selection and its effect on EU employement ii) Integration of transport modes : how does the choice of vessels influence port choice; what inland transport networks are required to efficently handle ever larger and potentially more concentrated inland flows ? iii) Linkages with related maritime industries, particularly port-related, agencies and forwarding,

Demo Sites:

None

Links with other projects, tasks, areas, programmes, policy actions:

No formal linkages


Participants

Organisation Type Country
MERCER MANAGEMENT CONSULTING Other     FR
LLOYD'S MARITIME INFORMATION SERVICES LTD Industry     GB

Coordinator's name: Mr Dirk DEPROOST
Address: MERCER MANAGEMENT CONSULTING
rue de Monceau, 69
75008 Paris
FR
Tel:  +33-1-42994300
Fax: +33-1-42994301


European Commission Contact Point

Name: Ms. Astrid SCHLEWING
Tel:  +32-2-2969866
Fax: +32 -2-2968350


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