New Maritime Alliances and Competition in a New Economic Environment

  • Fernando González-Laxe University of A Coruña
  • Isabel Novo-Corti University of A Coruña
  • Diana Mihaela Pociovalisteanu "Constantin Brancusi" University of Targu-Jiu Faculty of Economics and Business Administration
Keywords: maritime container transport, maritime policy, economic environment, port development, inter-modality, container ports,


The recent creation of transport and information networks opens up two new and outstanding options: the interconnection of the economic areas and a new mediation between offer and demand in shipping. In this document the different ways of organization adopted by shipping companies were reviewed; their agreements, alliances, mergers and acquisitions, so as to determine the different levels of hierarchy among them. Secondly, a new port classification was proposed in accordance with the structure and development of shipping companies, together with the degree of port specialization within the framework of the recent spatial integration.

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Fernando González-Laxe, University of A Coruña
University Institute of Maritime Studies
Isabel Novo-Corti, University of A Coruña

Department of Economic Analysis and Business Adminsitration

Diana Mihaela Pociovalisteanu, "Constantin Brancusi" University of Targu-Jiu Faculty of Economics and Business Administration
Department of Management, marketing and Business Administration


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González-Laxe F, Novo-Corti I, Pociovalisteanu DM. New Maritime Alliances and Competition in a New Economic Environment. Promet [Internet]. 2016Jul.1 [cited 2024Jun.14];28(3):311-20. Available from: