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Hinterland transport chains: Determinant effects on chain choice

Wayne K. Talley and ManWo Ng

International Journal of Production Economics, 2017, vol. 185, issue C, 175-179

Abstract: A hinterland is the landward side of a seaport, whereas a seaport (dry port) is the sea node (inland node) of a hinterland transport chain, i.e. the hinterland transport network over which cargo moves. A hinterland transport chain is jointly determined by seaports, dry ports, intermodal carriers, importers and exporters. A mathematical model is proposed to model this joint choice. Analysis of the model shows that the impact of the seaport's and dry port's throughput, intermodal carriers’ profit, importers’ and exporters’ logistics costs on the hinterland chain choice can either be amplified or extenuated, depending on the existence of what we refer to as indirect effects.

Keywords: Hinterland transport; Seaport; Dry port; Inland port; Intermodal; Supply chain (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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