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A capacity-based measure of container port accessibility

Cullinane, Kevin; Wang, Yuhong


Kevin Cullinane

Yuhong Wang


Exacerbated by a global trend towards greater market concentration in shipping and port operation, competition between container ports has intensified. In evaluating port competitiveness, minimal consideration has been given to the accessibility of individual container ports to the wider maritime container transportation network. This paper analyses the accessibility of the world's top 10 container ports as an exemplar application and proposes a framework for the assessment of port competitiveness that involves supplementing extant quantitative determinants (such as port prices, generalised inland logistics costs and estimates of relative efficiency) with a formulated index that yields accessibility measures for individual container ports.


Cullinane, K., & Wang, Y. (2009). A capacity-based measure of container port accessibility. International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications, 12, 103-117.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2009
Deposit Date Apr 10, 2014
Print ISSN 1367-5567
Electronic ISSN 1469-848X
Publisher Routledge
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 12
Pages 103-117
Keywords accessibility; liner shipping; network; port competitiveness;
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