The challenge of peripheral ports : an Asian perspective

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-166
Journal / PublicationGeo Journal
Volume56
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2002
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

The growth of ports peripheral to the dominant container hubs has been well documented in North America and Europe, and has led to the elaboration of several theoretical models. This paper applies these models to the situation in South East Asia where much of the growth in containerisation is taking place. While confirming the emergence of several peripheral ports that are mounting challenges to the major hubs, we demonstrate that the factors behind the challenges are different to those postulated in the literature. Issues of governance arising out of the complex restructuring of the global ports industry are singled out. We suggest that a new geography of container terminals based on management and operational strategies of private and public bodies involved in the port industry needs to be fashioned.

Research Area(s)

  • Asia, Container ports, Load centres

Citation Format(s)

The challenge of peripheral ports : an Asian perspective. / Slack, Brian; Wang, James J.

In: Geo Journal, Vol. 56, No. 2, 02.2002, p. 159-166.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalNot applicablepeer-review