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Port-centric cities: The role of freight distribution in defining the port-city relationship

Jason Monios, Rickard Bergqvist and Johan Woxenius

Journal of Transport Geography, 2018, vol. 66, issue C, 53-64

Abstract: The goal of this paper is to explore the intersection between two streams of literature: port cities and port-centric logistics. While many ports have moved out of city locations, partly facilitated by intermodal corridors, some ports remain in city locations, many retaining a large share of distribution activity in or near the port. This paper will consider distribution challenges arising from the port-city dynamic in relation to the port-inland distribution axis, in particular the role of port and city planners and decision makers in managing this process. The case analysis is based on the Port of Gothenburg, the largest port in Scandinavia.

Keywords: Seaport; Distribution; Port-centric logistics; Port-centric city; Intermodal transport; Port cities; Urban freight transport (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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