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POSSIBILITIES OF CONNECTING A SEA PORT WITH DRY PORTS IN THE HINTERLAND IN ORDER TO ATTRACT REGIONAL CARGO: CASE STUDY - PORT OF BAR

DOI: 10.7708/ijtte2021.11(3).02


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Dalibor Pelević - MSC Montenegro d.o.o., Obala 13. jula 6, Bar, Montenegro -


Abstract

This paper presented the benefits of a seaport in intermodal transport which is connected by railway with dry ports in the region of Western Balkans in order to increase its competitiveness. Port of Bar is considered as a case study. The aim of this paper was to confirm the hypothesis that a seaport connected to its hinterland by regular container trains has a competitive position, lower intermodal transport costs than a port connected to its hinterland by truck transport only. The special attention was given to the Serbian market, the main hinterland of Bar port. The comparative analysis of intermodal transport between the Port of Bar and the main economic centers in Serbia, confirmed the hypothesis. The use of rail transport for transport of containers is a prerequisite for increasing competitiveness of a seaport.


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