Organization of Cargo Traffic Using Ferry Connections

Authors

  • Ludmiła Filina-Dawidowicz
    Affiliation

    Department of Logistics and Transportation Economics, Faculty of Maritime Technology and Transport, West Pomeranian University of Technology, Al. Piastów 41, 71-899 Szczecin, Poland

  • Anna Cernova-Bickova
    Affiliation

    A'Tuin Ltd., Maskavas street 258 k-1-53, LV-1063 Riga, Latvia

  • Daria Możdrzeń
    Affiliation

    Department of Logistics and Transportation Economics, Faculty of Maritime Technology and Transport, West Pomeranian University of Technology, Al. Piastów 41, 71-899 Szczecin, Poland

  • Iouri Semenov
    Affiliation

    Faculty of Economics, WSB University in Poznań, Str. Powstańców Wielkopolskich 5, 61-895 Poznań, Poland

  • Anna Wiktorowska-Jasik
    Affiliation

    Department of Logistics and Transportation Economics, Faculty of Maritime Technology and Transport, West Pomeranian University of Technology, Al. Piastów 41, 71-899 Szczecin, Poland

  • Deniss Bickovs
    Affiliation

    Maritime Transport Faculty, Latvian Maritime Academy, Flotes street 12 k-1, LV-1016 Riga, Latvia

https://doi.org/10.3311/PPtr.15498

Abstract

The observed development of ferry transport in the Baltic Sea is associated with the development of trade exchange between the countries of this region. Cargo transportation constitutes a significant part of these carriages. Disturbances in the organization and implementation of transport chains with the participation of ferry shipping may cause delays in the delivery of cargo to customers. Therefore, it is reasonable to look for solutions to streamline the organization of these processes. The aim of the article is to identify the current state and to analyze the organization of the process of cargo transportation with the use of ferry shipping. The ferry line connecting the ports of Liepaja (Latvia) and Travemünde (Germany) was considered in details. On the basis of surveys carried out among truck drivers and owners of transport companies on the ways of transport organization, the selected aspects related to the planning of the transport process with the use of ferry shipping were determined. As a result of the analysis of the data obtained, recommendations were made to improve the organization of cargo transportation in ferry shipping.

Keywords:

ferry connections; maritime transport; organization of cargo traffic; market research

Published Online

2022-05-09

How to Cite

Filina-Dawidowicz, L., Cernova-Bickova, A., Możdrzeń, D., Semenov, I., Wiktorowska-Jasik, A., Bickovs, D. (2022) “Organization of Cargo Traffic Using Ferry Connections”, Periodica Polytechnica Transportation Engineering, 50(3), pp. 279–284. https://doi.org/10.3311/PPtr.15498

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