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Identifying governance relationships between intermodal terminals and logistics platforms.

Monios, Jason


Jason Monios


Governance theory examines different ways of managing resources and relationships in order to achieve a desired outcome. This paper applies governance theory to intermodal terminals and logistics platforms, extending previous work on ownership to include different operational models. An inductive methodology is used to derive a typology of governance relationships from an analysis of the transport and logistics literature. The classification developed in this paper explores different kinds of integration that can help to support growth of intermodal transport services. The understanding of transport governance is extended via three key relationships; first, between the logistics platform and the site tenants (therefore encouraging consolidation and efficiencies that can boost rail services at the site); second, between the terminal operator and rail service provision (which can aid service planning and train loading factors); and third, between the inland site (either terminal, logistics platform or both) and port(s), (thus enabling better planning and efficiency of port rail shuttles).

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date May 11, 2015
Online Publication Date Jun 24, 2015
Publication Date Nov 2, 2015
Deposit Date Jul 24, 2015
Journal Transport Reviews
Print ISSN 0144-1647
Electronic ISSN 1464-5327
Publisher Routledge
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 35
Issue 6
Pages 767-791
Keywords Transport economics; Governance theory; consumer behaviour; planning; transport facilities; ports and harbours
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Contract Date May 15, 2017