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Catalonia - An Emerging Economy The Most Cost-Effective Ports in the Mediterranean Sea by Ramon Tremosa-i-Balcells
  

Catalonia - An Emerging Economy The Most Cost-Effective Ports in the Mediterranean Sea

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Catalonia - An Emerging Economy The Most Cost-Effective Ports in the Mediterranean Sea by Ramon Tremosa-i-Balcells

The Mediterranean sea is set to achieve the highest volume of shipping trade in the world in the 21st century. This anticipated expansion will be due in part to the growth of the AsiaEurope trade corridor, complemented by the proposed Suez Canal enlargement. The Catalan ports of Barcelona, Valencia and Tarragona Catalan offer the most efficient and cost-effective port entrance to the Mediterranean, and are poised to gain ascendancy over other European ports offering similar services. Economists and business leaders predict that Asia will become the main industrial platform of the world and Europe will become the main purchasing market of the world. Such forecasts seem to be on track given that in 2008 the ports of Barcelona and Valencia surpassed the container traffic (measured in TEUs) of the French port of Marseille and the Italian port of Genoa, and this for the first time ever. Only Catalonia has modern important industrial bases near to the port areas in the Mediterranean sea (this is not the case for Marseille, Genoa or Algeciras); Catalan ports are thus able to add value to semi-manufactured goods imported from the emerging economies in Asia, Africa and South America. It is anticipated that Catalan ports will play a similar role to the Flemish and Dutch ports, which in the twentieth century were at the forefront of the expansion of trade across the Atlantic ocean. Under these circumstances it is not surprising that global logistic operators rate Barcelona as the dominant and most important entrance port for Asian and African trade with Europe in the Mediterranean sea. Published in association with the Canada Blanch Centre for Contemporary Spanish Studies.

About the Author

Ramon Tremosa-i-Balcells is Lecturer in Macroeconomics at the University of Barcelona. He has published books and academic papers in international economic journals about logistics, regional economy, fiscal federalism and monetary policy. He also has written several opinion articles in Catalan newspapers. He is a specialist in Catalan economy, and has focused his most recent research endeavours in Catalan potential economic growth.

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Publication date

14th May 2010

Author

Ramon Tremosa-i-Balcells

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Publisher

Sussex Academic Press

Format

Hardback
156 pages

Categories

International trade

ISBN

9781845193690

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