@article{Martínez de Osés_Castells i Sanabra_Rodríguez Nuevo_2011, author = {Martínez de Osés, Francesc Xavier and Castells i Sanabra, Marcel·la and Rodríguez Nuevo, M.}, title = {Development of a Costs Simulator to Assess New Maritime Trade Routes}, journal = {TransNav, the International Journal on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation}, volume = {5}, number = {3}, pages = {311-314}, year = {2011}, url = {./Article_Development_of_a_Costs_Simulator_Martínez de Osés,19,299.html}, abstract = {This paper is going to describe the design process of a simulator that assesses the costs of different means of transport. The evaluation not only will be done regarding the internal costs but also the external costs that will be translated to environmental costs, based on existing databases. The paper shows the development carried out to create this simulator and analyse all components of the logistical chain, i.e. port operation costs, road haulage costs and maritime leg costs. The simulation results have been validated with real data of actual maritime routes to check its reliability. As a conclusion, the costs simulator permits assess costs of new maritime trade routes comparing them with road transport.}, issn = {2083-6473}, publisher = {Gdynia Maritime University, Faculty of Navigation}, keywords = {Costs Simulator, Maritime Trade Routes, Port Operation Costs, Road Haulage Costs, Maritime Leg Costs, Freight Costs, Economic Analysis, Cost Competitiveness Index (CCI)} }