Valuation of Transport Service Characteristics Relevant for the Establishment of Fast Inter-City Lines in Sea-Borne Passenger Traffic

  • Maja Krčum University of Split, Faculty of Maritime Studies
  • Veljko Plazibat University of Split, Faculty of Maritime Studies
  • Senka Šekularac Ivošević University of Montenegro, Faculty of Maritime Studies
Keywords: Maritime passenger transport, Transport services, Fast vessel inter-city lines

Abstract

This paper analyses and evaluates major characteristics of transport services relevant for the organization of fast inter-city lines in maritime passenger transport. Service characteristics that have been subjected to research and assessment include: 1) individual travel costs, 2) travel duration, 3) travel safety, 4) social costs of transport, 5) ability to create a traffic service and 6) other elements of the traffic service. Using descriptive statistics and growth matrix, the analysis reveals that the Ability to create a traffic service and Travel duration, both having direct growth rates of 75 %, will have the largest impact on the establishment of fast inter-city sea-borne lines, followed by the Social costs of transport with the direct growth rate of 68.42 %. The impact of other transport service characteristics on the organization of fast inter-city lines in maritime passenger transport is estimated as moderate.

Published
2018-10-22
How to Cite
Krčum, M., Plazibat, V., & Šekularac Ivošević, S. (2018). Valuation of Transport Service Characteristics Relevant for the Establishment of Fast Inter-City Lines in Sea-Borne Passenger Traffic. Transactions on Maritime Science, 7(2), 174 - 183. https://doi.org/10.7225/toms.v07.n02.007
Section
Regular Paper