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Impact Investigation Of The Economic Crisis To The Road Freight Sector In Thessaloniki, Greece

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT130441

Volume

130

Pages

11

Page Range

547 - 557

Published

2013

Size

61 kb

Author(s)

K. Papoutsis, S. Basbas, E. Bouhouras & E. Sdoukopoulos

Abstract

Within the framework of this paper an attempt is made to investigate the impacts of the economic crisis on the urban road freight transport sector, having as a case study the city of Thessaloniki, the second biggest city in Greece. To this end, a questionnaire-based survey is performed in order to collect relevant data from local carriers and forwarders with respect to the effects of the economic crisis they experienced and the measures they adopted and implemented in order to tackle them. In addition, the paper also includes the findings of a SWOT analysis, which enables the formation of strategies for overcoming the problems that have been identified and exploiting the opportunities raised. Keywords: road freight, economic crisis.

Keywords

Keywords: road freight, economic crisis.