Port Dynamics Since 1965: Past Patterns, Current Conditions and Future Directions

The author examines developments, since 1965, in port dynamics. Initially, a simple, descriptive model for containerization-induced shift accommodation was used to study past port change patterns. These changes, over time, have led to port activity concentration and centralization reversals. Active contemporary port scene stakeholder behavior is then considered through use of hybrid glocalization and loglobalization concept invocation in order for there to be bipolar global-local analytical framework elaboration. The author examines emerging economies so that, after China's dramatic emergence, future port dynamic trends can be gauged. The author discusses how, for global production-distribution network comprehension, one must go beyond inter-port competition and explore total transport network and supply chain synergies to bring out hub-and-spoke structure parallels, underpinning telecommunications and air transport in addition to maritime activities.


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  • Accession Number: 01054133
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 23 2007 3:55PM