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Giving a direction to port regionalisation.

Monios, Jason and Wilmsmeier, Gordon (2012) Giving a direction to port regionalisation. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 46 (10). pp. 1551-1561.

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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 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.


Item Type: Article
Electronic ISSN: 0965-8564
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: 5709
Depositing User: Computing Research
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2012 13:03
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2014 10:15
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/5709

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