Marta Gonzalez-Aregall

Marta Gonzalez-Aregall
University of Gothenburg | GU · Department of Business Administration

PhD

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Introduction
Associate Senior Lecturer at the School of Business, Economics and Law at University of Gothenburg.
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September 2019 - present
University of Gothenburg
Position
  • Lecturer
May 2017 - present
University of Gothenburg
Position
  • PostDoc Position

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Publications (19)
Technical Report
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Transport of dangerous goods creates substantial utility to society, but carries a risk to the environment, health and safety. Some of the accidents and incidents occurring during dangerous goods transport can be attributed to poor practices, such as misdeclaration or failure to declare the goods. This pre-study aims to investigate the problem of u...
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This study analyses how port governance systems in Europe have influenced the implementation of port initiatives focused on promoting modal shifts in freight transportation. Through a comprehensive review of port strategies, this research identified 49 individual modal shift initiatives among 21 port authorities in Europe. The results show that por...
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In moving towards a sustainable transport system, the Swedish government has stated that policy actions related to electrification and increasing the share of renewable fuels must be complemented with a modal shift of freight transport from road to rail and sea. The question addressed in this report is whether policies aimed specifically at imp...
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This study examines port-based strategies that improve environmental performance and promote sustainable solutions for combating climate change in the context of large urban areas. Using Barcelona as a case study, this investigation analyzes past and present hinterland initiatives that could successfully facilitate growth and resilience of this por...
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This paper analyzes the effects on Swedish hinterland logistics of a port labor disruption that occurred in the Port of Gothenburg's container terminal in 2016–2017. Because of this dispute, several companies initiated mitigation strategies by moving their cargo by truck or rail in the area, thus utilizing the inherent advantages of hinterland loca...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to identify and classify the various initiatives developed and implemented across the globe for the abatement of maritime air emissions. Design/methodology/approach In this paper, an extensive survey of various sources was conducted, including the official reports of international and regional institutions, g...
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Port conflict issues can have a significant impact on port performance (Galvao et al., 2016). With that fact in mind, this study aims to outline the basic events of the Port of Gothenburg (Sweden) conflict and the logistical disturbances that have arisen since June 2016. Thus, this report starts with a description of the most important internationa...
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Despite a growing literature on strategies to reduce emissions and other externalities in shipping and ports, very little attention has been given to the port’s role in reducing negative externalities in its hinterland. This paper addresses this gap by reviewing ports across the globe to identify which ports have implemented measures to improve the...
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This article examines the determinants of traffic in European ports in 2010 by estimating a generalised linear model with a gamma distribution. We examine the influence of various economic and geographic attributes of the urban areas in which the ports are located, along with the influence of variables that identify the intensity of competition tha...
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This chapter analyzes the potential future consequences of the concentration processes and the problem of potential dominance position abuse in the liner shipping industry, which might reach far beyond creating barriers for new entrants and privileges for setting prices. Only a few decades ago globalization was seen as an unstoppable force, the bri...
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This paper examines the direct, indirect and total impacts of all transport modes on industrial employment in Spain from 1995 to 2008. Through spatial econometric methods, this study finds that only ports are able to generate positive total effects, and that the increase in industrial employment that a region obtains from having more kilometers of...
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This article examines the determinants of traffic generated by Spain's port authorities, using data from 2003 to 2012. The interest of the study lies on examining the impact of recent legislative measures that have implied an increasing liberalization of port charges. We find that port charges influence the amount of traffic that a port is able to...
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This article examines relationships that influence traffic volumes and the revenues per tonne generated by Spain's port authorities. The strong differences between regulations by port authorities provide some scope for price competition. We find a strong relationship between port charges and the amount of traffic that a port is able to generate. Fu...

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The project ”The role of liner shipping for robust supply chains” adds to the findings of how a labour market conflict in the container port in Gothenburg interrupted supply chains 2017-19 by including experience from the Covid-19 pandemic during 2020. The focus is on intra-European liner shipping and particularly on RoRo and RoPax shipping serving Sweden. The purpose is to learn from and model how to limit effects of future disturbances of various character by mapping and analysing how shipping and the supply chains it serves has been affected, as well as what counter-measures different actors have taken to mitigate the crisis.
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The purpose of this project is to investigate (1) which actors have been affected, (2) how they have been affected, (3) which measures they have taken and can take to mitigate the consequences and (4) indicate the aggregated logistics effects in terms of altered flows of goods, modal choice, costs and external effects. The project will not address the labour market conflict itself, rather in an unbiased way address the consequences of the conflict and how problems that have arised have been addressed at different stages throughout the conflict.