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This section, dedicated to port and shipping activities, includes research papers, focus articles, and interviews with Italian and foreign industry leaders. The ports are assessed from the point of view of their economic impact on the territory in which they are located, and of their appeal in terms of investments and the international competitiveness of their infrastructures. The ship-owning industry is analysed through research papers and comparisons between Italian and foreign industry players. Special emphasis will also be placed on the insurance sector.

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Italian Logistics System: impact on the economic development. Scenarios, analysis of infrastructures and case studies (2014)

The work starts by analysing the main factors for the competitiveness of Italian logistics in relation to the processes of globalisation and of enterprise internationalisation. Then the paper moves on to examining the new geography of world trade, and its effects on maritime transport. After an overview of Italian interport facilities, the paper continues with an analyses of the logistics relations between Italy and the Mediterranean. The work ends with the interviews carried out with important representatives of trade associations, the world of finance, and the corporate worlds; plus the case studies on the logistics system, which offer the reader a closer look at the sector from a dual perspective: territorial and industrial.

The book is in English. To request the version on paper (35 euros + shipping costs) write to comunicazione@sr-m.it


Logistics and Economic Development. International scenarios, infrastructure analysis and prospects for growth (2013)

SRM presents a new research dedicated to Italy’s logistics assets, drawing a 360 degree analysis of the sector, highlighting its strengths and weaknesses, the risks and opportunities at play. The aim of this new study is to define four “pillars” for the development of logistics, a solid and necessary platform from which to boost the sector’s takeoff in Italy.
To achieve this aim, the project identifies the most important obstacles that are holding back the sector, examines possible strategies to relaunch investments in infrastructure, outlines potential growth horizons in terms of countries and territories, and stigmatises errors which must not be repeated in future cohesion policies.

Book + Appendix (Italian language).

To request the version on paper (30 euros + shipping costs) write to comunicazione@sr-m.it

The Competitiveness of Global Port-Cities

Synthesis Report (September 2013)

This report provides a synthesis of main findings from the OECD Port-Cities Programme, created in 2010 in order to assess the impact of ports on their cities and provide policy recommendations to increase the positive impacts of ports on their cities. This Programme was directed by Olaf Merk, Administrator Port-Cities within the OECD Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate. The synthesis report is based on findings from a series of OECD Port-Cities case studies. Such case studies were conducted for Le Havre/Rouen/Paris/Caen (France), Hamburg (Germany), Helsinki (Finland), Marseille (France), Mersin (Turkey), Rotterdam/Amsterdam (the Netherlands), Antofagasta (Chile), Bratislava/Komárno/Štúrova (Slovak Republic), Durban (South Africa) and Shanghai (China). The OECD Port-Cities Programme also benefited from visits to the following ports and port-cities and discussion with port-related actors in the following port-cities: Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Singapore, Casablanca, Venice, Trieste, Genoa, Valparaíso, Varna, Gdansk, Koper, Vienna, Antwerp, Felixstowe, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Sydney and Newcastle (Australia).

The report in the English version can be downloaded for free.
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Italian Maritime Transport: impact on the economic development. Scenarios, sea traffic analysis and case studies (May 2013)

SRM’s research provides data and statistics on traffic, fleet size, areas of development in the industry and the strengths and weaknesses of maritime transport, without neglecting issues connected with the presence of strong and clever international competitors in the areas of shipping and port logistics services. More specifically, attention is focused on Italy’s “commercial influence” in the Mediterranean and on the maritime traffic to and from the Med Area, with an indication of the intensity of trade and the main partners involved, most notably Turkey, Libya, Tunisia and Egypt. The report shows the presence of centres of excellence, such as the Campania maritime cluster and the ports of Genoa and Trieste, which are the three engines of our maritime economy.

The book is in English. To request the version on paper (35 euros + shipping costs) write to comunicazione@sr-m.it

Maritime Transport and Economic Development. International scenarios, sea traffic analysis and prospects for growth (October 2012)

This paper (Italian language) will show that maritime transport is a dynamic sector, a business that over time has attracted investments also from abroad; it has a historical value and has resisted, and is still resisting, not without difficulty, to the crisis, by consistently seeking new paths and solutions to offer increasingly fast and efficient connections.
This paper’s aim is therefore to analyse the role played by maritime transport as a competitiveness-building factor, its importance for the economy, and its growth prospects. With the support of data and statistics, the paper will highlight the value of the sector at the international level, in terms of the country system as well as of individual regional territories, by means of case studies.

To request the version on paper (30 euros + shipping costs) write to comunicazione@sr-m.it





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