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Transport Problems

Silesian University of Technology

Subject: Economics , Transportation , Transportation Science & Technology


eISSN: 2300-861X



VOLUME 14 , ISSUE 2 (June 2019) > List of articles



Keywords : protectionism; maritime transport; shipping; fleet; tonnage tax; subsidies

Citation Information : Transport Problems. Volume 14, Issue 2, Pages 89-100, DOI:

License : (CC BY 4.0)

Received Date : 26-October-2017 / Accepted: 03-June-2019 / Published Online: 14-July-2019



The purpose of this paper is to systematize the practical experience of the state protectionism in shipping industry at the current stage of its development. The reasons of protectionism in maritime transport are considered and the analysis of the world fleet ownership and flags of registration is conducted. The comparative analysis of the Dutch and Norwegian tonnage tax regimes and other current tax incentives in the different countries is made. The advantages and shortcomings of protectionist measures in shipping industry from the macroeconomic and microeconomic points of view are analysed. The results of research contains elements of novelty: the scientific representation of state protectionism in shipping industry gained further development by systematization of international experience of application of direct and indirect measures in shipping and allocation of the main trends of protectionism; the classification of protectionist measures in shipping industry is improved by the specification of the structure of indirect methods.

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