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Redefining maritime transport infrastructure

Baird, Alfred

Authors

Alfred Baird



Abstract

Aided by investigation and analysis of European maritime policies and ongoing transport network developments, this paper redefines maritime transport infrastructure as the ships themselves rather than just the ports at each end. It argues that the seaway platform, namely the floating deck of a vessel, is comparable in a functional sense with road and rail infrastructure. This new interpretation could result in a more equitable approach to policy-making, public funding and user charging for maritime transport.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2010-05
Deposit Date Mar 16, 2011
Print ISSN 0965-089X
Electronic ISSN 1751-7672
Publisher ICE Publishing
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 163
Issue 5
Pages 29-33
DOI https://doi.org/10.1680/cien.2010.163.5.29
Keywords Maritime transport; transport networks; infrastructure; development; ports; user charging;
Public URL http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/4231
Publisher URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/cien.2010.163.5.29