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Title
World maritime cities: from which cities do container shipping companies make decisions?
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Abstract
In recentdecades,manyresearchershavedevotedthemselvestothestudyofworldcities.Oneofthe mostimportantcontributionstoworldcityresearchhascomefromthe GlobalisationandWorldCities StudyGroup&Network(GaWC-LoughboroughUniversity).GaWCfocusesonexternalrelationships between worldcities.Ithasanalysedtheworldcitynetworkandthehierarchybetweencitiesinvarious sectors, butprimarilyinadvancedproducerservices(accountancy,advertising,banking/financeand law).PreviousstudieshaveidentifiedLondon,NewYork,ParisandTokyoashigh-levelglobalservice centres, followedcloselybyChicago,Frankfurt,HongKong,LosAngeles,MilanandSingapore.Thusfar, however,themaritimesectorhasbeenneglectedintheidentificationandanalysisofglobalcities.The main purposeofthepresentarticleistofillthisvoid. The firstpartofouranalysisincludesastudyoftheliteratureonworldcitiesandanexaminationof the criteriaandmethodsonwhichpreviousresearchhasbeenbased.InpartII,weexploretheworld maritimecitynetworkbyapplyingandinterpretingtheGaWCmethods.Foracitytoberecognisedasa world maritimecity,itmusthaveapresenceofcontainershippingcompaniesandcontainerterminal operators.Asforthecitysoperationalcapacity,thatisdeterminedbytheextentoflinkagesbetween those containershippingcompaniesandcontainerterminaloperators,ontheonehand,andtherestof the worldmaritimemarket,ontheotherhand.ThecollectedempiricalevidenceshowsthatHongKong, Hamburg,Singapore,Shanghai,Tokyo,NewJersey/NewYork,Bangkok/LaemChabangandLondonare the worldsleadingmaritimecities.Furthermore,analysisofinterrelationsinthesecitiesbetween shippingcompaniesandcontainerterminalhasindicatedHongKong,HamburgandNewYorktobethe main nodesintheworldmaritimecitynetwork
Language
English
Source (journal)
Transport policy. - Oxford
Publication
Oxford : 2009
ISSN
0967-070X
Volume/pages
16:5(2009), p. 240-250
ISI
000272057300005
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
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