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Giving a direction to port regionalisation.

  As theoretical approaches to port development have advanced over the years, the role of the inland terminal has attracted increasing focus, particularly under the framework of portregionalisation. This paper will explore portregionalisation in different contexts through a greater focus on the drivers and direction of a number of inland terminal development strategies.

The paper will build on previous work by combining inland terminal taxonomies and the theory of directional development with traditional port development models. Regionalisation strategies will be compared and contrasted through examples derived from field work undertaken in Europe and the USA. The results contribute towards a disaggregation of the process of portregionalisation, revealing different levels of integration and cooperation observed in different location splitting models. In this way, different strategies will be elucidated, enabling further exploration and more nuanced understanding of the institutional aspects of spatial development.

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    30 November 2011

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    HE Transportation and Communications

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    387 Water, air & space transportation


Monios, J. & Wilmsmeier, G. (2011). Giving a direction to port regionalisation. Transportation research. Part A, Policy and practice. 46, 1551-1561. doi:10.1016/j.tra.2012.07.008. ISSN 0965-8564



Inland terminal; Port development; Regionalisation; Hinterland; Location splitting

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