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Location splitting or structural transformation? Giving a direction to port regionalisation.

Monios, Jason; Wilmsmeier, Gordon


Jason Monios

Gordon Wilmsmeier


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 port
regionalisation. This paper will explore port regionalisation in different contexts through a
greater focus on the drivers and direction of a number of inland terminal development
The paper will build on previous work by combining inland terminal taxonomies and the
theory of directional development with traditional port development models. The aim is to
explore strategies of location splitting and ask whether they represent the structural
transformation of ports. Regionalisation strategies will be compared and contrasted through
examples derived from field work undertaken in Europe and the USA. The paper will
disaggregate the process of port regionalisation, revealing how the integration and
cooperation involved in different location splitting models reflect different approaches to
structural transformation.

Conference Name Annual Conference of the International Association of Maritime Economics
Start Date Oct 25, 2011
End Date Oct 28, 2011
Publication Date 2011
Deposit Date Mar 7, 2012
Publicly Available Date Mar 7, 2012
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Book Title Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Association of Maritime Economists
Keywords Inland terminal; port development; regionalisation; hinterland; location splitting;
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Contract Date Mar 7, 2012


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