Geographies of Maritime Transport
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Geographies of Maritime Transport

Edited by Gordon Wilmsmeier and Jason Monios

This multidisciplinary book delivers a unique collection of well-considered, empirically rich and critical contributions on maritime transport geographies. It covers a wide range of markets and territories as well as institutional, environmental and future issues.
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Chapter 9: Short-distance maritime geographies: short sea shipping, RoRo, feeder and inter-island transport

Anastasia Christodoulou and Johan Woxenius

Abstract

This chapter focuses on shipping goods short and medium distances, domestically or within an economic region – often referred to as short sea shipping (SSS). It gives an overview of the main SSS segments and particularly elaborates on the two SSS signature segments, roll-on/roll-off (RoRo) shipping and container feeder shipping. Geographically and empirically, the rendering is most detailed for Europe. Trends, prospects and challenges for SSS are explored in a more general context.

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