Gestaltung von Preissystemen im kombinierten Verkehr der Binnenschifffahrt

Juliette Juschwaew

Publication: Working/Discussion PaperWU Working Paper


Inland navigation water routes within Europe are more than 37,000 kilometers long.
That fact stands in contrast to rail freight traffic high capacity reserves and the share of
inland waterway transportation, which amounts to just 6% of the total inland transport
burden within the European Union. In light of an increasing cross-border freight traffic
demand and its resulting congestion and environmental issues - a modal shift towards
inter-modal transport offers an interesting opportunity to counteract that development.
Despite that, inter-modal waterway transportation is often seen as an unattractively
priced transportation alternative, as increased settlement costs express themselves in
higher end prices. Consequently, price is a key decision factor for favoring a mode of
transportation. For this reason my aim is, through study of the pricing system, to analyze
in what ways the price system could be arranged in order to enhance the attractiveness
of inter-modal inland waterway transportation as well as to remain competitive
on the long term. Due to the service nature of inter-modal transportation there are especially
dynamic differential pricing systems to be particularly suited, which take the
customer's needs into account and determine differential prices based on order time
and execution of service time. The result is a pricing system that ensures, besides consideration
of the demand, cost-recovery and increased attractiveness for inland waterway
services. In summary it appears that the implementation of an appropriate pricing
system can have far reaching benefits and therefore should be given a high priority in
practice.(author's abstract)
Original languageGerman (Austria)
Place of PublicationVienna
PublisherInstitut für Transportwirtschaft und Logistik, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Publication series

NameSchriftenreihe des Instituts für Transportwirtschaft und Logistik - Verkehr

WU Working Paper Series

  • Schriftenreihe des Instituts für Transportwirtschaft und Logistik - Verkehr

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