A MODEL ON CONTAINER PORT COMPETITION: AN APPLICATION FOR THE WEST EUROPEAN CONTAINER HUB-PORTS

The global network of container transport services is becoming increasingly enmeshed, with growth in the number of intermodal transfer points on land, at seaports, and at connecting points of liner services leading to a greater number of routing options for container flow between regions. This growth makes forecasting the container throughput of a port in the traditional way by linking it directly to a specific hinterland area more difficult. In the approach presented herein, a port is considered as a nodal point in a network of container routings where routings using a certain port add up to the port's container throughput. The model is intended to explain the market share of the port's routings for each traffic zone or region comprising a port's potential hinterland. Explanatory variables include transport cost, transit time, frequency of service, and quality of service indicators. A logit model is used to quantify the routing choice and derive a demand function to be used for port traffic forecasting and economic/financial evaluation of container port projects.

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    Palgrave Macmillan

    Brunel Road Building, Houndsmill
    Basingstoke, Hampshire  United Kingdom  RG21 6XS
  • Authors:
    • Veldman, S J
    • Buckmann, E H
  • Publication Date: 2003-3

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00963230
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 24 2003 12:00AM