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Full cost recovery in EU ports operating as commercial undertakings

Gardner, Bernard, Marlow, Peter Bernard and Pettit, Stephen John 2006. Full cost recovery in EU ports operating as commercial undertakings. Transport Policy 13 (1) , pp. 2-21. 10.1016/j.tranpol.2005.06.011

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Abstract

n their Green Paper on Sea Ports and Maritime Infrastructure the European Commission implies that fullcostrecovery pricing by ports requires current users to pay for sunk costs. Consequently, if this pricing policy were adopted by EUports, it is argued by the EC that this would lead to strong increases in port charges. This paper compares three EUports (two in the public sector and one privately owned) where the port authorities currently determine their charges on this basis. In doing so, it explains how fullcostrecovery works in practice and provides evidence which suggests the Commission is mistaken in its view that, if adopted, large increases in port charges would necessarily follow.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Uncontrolled Keywords: Full cost recovery; Customer satisfaction; Marginal cost pricing; Externalities; Subsidisation
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0967-070X
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 04:29
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/39895

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