|Authors:||Wiljar Hansen, Frants Gundersen, Guri Natalie Jordbakke|
|ISBN (digital version):||978-82-480-2277-0|
In this report we have studied the traffic and economic consequences of supplying a high frequency ferry service on six Norwegian highway ferries. We find a positive net benefit for both high frequency time table alternatives for the Solavågen-Festøya and Anda-Lote ferry connections. We calculate the net benefits to be negative for Molde-Vestnes, Mannheller-Fodnes and Halhjem-Sandvikvåg, with Molde-Vestnes as the least unprofitable. For the ferry connection Moss-Horten, linking the east and west side of the Oslo fjord, we find positive net benefits for both high frequency time table alternatives. By use of a predefined calculation method, we find only small wider economic impacts of the time table expansion. In an analysis of the potential for regional labour market integration, we find the largest potential in expanding the time table for the connections Anda-Lote, Solavågen-Festøya og Molde-Vestnes.