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Sea-Land Interdependence in the Global Maritime Network: the Case of Australian Port Cities

Justin Berli (), Mattia Bunel () and César Ducruet ()
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Justin Berli: Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), UMR 8504 Géographie-cités
Mattia Bunel: Institut Géographique National, COGIT
César Ducruet: Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), UMR 8504 Géographie-cités

Networks and Spatial Economics, 2018, vol. 18, issue 3, 447-471

Abstract: Abstract This article tackles the longstanding issue of intermodality head on. From a geomatics perspective, we model both maritime and road networks connecting port and non-port cities taking into account crucial features such as physical geography, shortest paths, and transport costs. This creates the opportunity to study a hybrid network – both planar and non-planar, and the centrality/accessibility of cities in this bi-layered network. Based on the case of Australia, main results convey new empirical findings on how port and urban hierarchies correlate with single-layered and bi-layered connectivity. We discuss main results in the light of network science, spatial science, and transport studies.

Keywords: Accessibility; Australia; Centrality; Complex networks; Intermodalism; Maritime transport; Multiplex graph; Port cities; Shipping flows (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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