41st Congress of the European Regional Science Association: "European Regional Development Issues in the New Millennium and their Impact on Economic Policy", 29 August - 1 September 2001, Zagreb, Croatia
Authors investigate the impact of the electronic economy to the transport value chain, and especially the port as technological node. The electronic economy impacts on the transport chain, and on logistics outline different view on the port operations. The ports do not only bound themselves to basic transit operations only, but rather involve the sophisticated logistic operations. Simulation has been used to define economic behaviour of the model and its entities for two generic case studies – usage of the electronic and paper documents. The results show that electronic documents can decrease the transaction costs Electronic documents diminish the time used to obtain, create the documents, and thus the costs are decreased. For one shipment (total of 103 documents) electronic documents are 39% cheaper then paper documents and the difference between the electronic and paper documents is 295.44$ for one set of 103 documents in one shipment.