Port Selection from a Hinterland Perspective

Studies investigating the port selection process have had one thing in common: they analyze the declared preferences of the port agents. However, it is difficult to identify the relevant variables in this process because of the heterogeneity of this group. In this paper, the authors suggest the study of port choice through revealed port selection instead of asking port stakeholders about the main factors in port selection. It is proposed to analyze the actual interport traffic distribution from a holistic view using the hinterland perspective and the discrete choice modeling approach in order to answer the question: Does the location of a port still remain important in port selection? As a case study, the Spanish interport container distribution among the main peninsular ports is used.

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    • Garcia-Alonso, Lorena
    • Sanchez-Soriano, Joaquin
  • Publication Date: 2009-9


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  • Accession Number: 01140598
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 24 2009 2:53PM