45th Congress of the European Regional Science Association: "Land Use and Water Management in a Sustainable Network Society", 23-27 August 2005, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Since 1998 every form of regulation in the inland shipping market has been ruled out. As a result of years of setting minimum prices and dividing cargo's a situation of over-capacity has occurred. The situation of over-capacity still exists but now in a free market. This situation has some interesting implications.