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Identifying governance relationships between intermodal terminals and logistics platforms.
  Governance theory examines different ways of managing resources and relationships in order to achieve a desired outcome. This paper applies governance theory to intermodal terminals and logistics platforms, extending previous work on ownership to include different operational models. An inductive methodology is used to derive a typology of governance relationships from an analysis of the transport and logistics literature. The classification developed in this paper explores different kinds of integration that can help to support growth of intermodal transport services. The understanding of transport governance is extended via three key relationships; first, between the logistics platform and the site tenants (therefore encouraging consolidation and efficiencies that can boost rail services at the site); second, between the terminal operator and rail service provision (which can aid service planning and train loading factors); and third, between the inland site (either terminal, logistics platform or both) and port(s), (thus enabling better planning and efficiency of port rail shuttles).

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    24 June 2015

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    Routledge/Taylor & Francis

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  • Library of Congress:

    HE Transportation and Communications

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    388 Transportation; ground transportation


Monios, J. (2015). Identifying governance relationships between intermodal terminals and logistics platforms. Transport Reviews, 35(6),



Transport economics; Governance theory; consumer behaviour; planning; transport facilities; ports and harbours

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