Location splitting or structural transformation? Giving a direction to port regionalisation.

Monios, Jason and Wilmsmeier, Gordon (2011) Location splitting or structural transformation? Giving a direction to port regionalisation. In: Annual Conference of the International Association of Maritime Economics, 25th – 28th October 2011, SANTIAGO DE CHILE.

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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
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.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Inland terminal; port development; regionalisation; hinterland; location splitting;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Edinburgh Napier University, Transport Research Institute
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 380 Commerce, communications & transportation > 387 Water, air & space transportation
Library of Congress Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Item ID: 5046
Depositing User: Mrs Lyn Gibson
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2012 16:35
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2014 13:31

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