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Location splitting or structural transformation? 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 port
regionalisation. This paper will explore port regionalisation 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. The aim is to
explore strategies of location splitting and ask whether they represent the structural
transformation of ports. Regionalisation strategies will be compared and contrasted through
examples derived from field work undertaken in Europe and the USA. The paper will
disaggregate the process of port regionalisation, revealing how the integration and
cooperation involved in different location splitting models reflect different approaches to
structural transformation.

  • Date:

    30 November 2010

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Library of Congress:

    HE Transportation and Communications

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    387 Water, air & space transportation

Citation

Monios, J. & Wilmsmeier, G. (2010). Location splitting or structural transformation? Giving a direction to port regionalisation. In Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Association of Maritime Economists

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Keywords

Inland terminal; port development; regionalisation; hinterland; location splitting;

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