Title
World maritime cities: from which cities do container shipping companies make decisions? World maritime cities: from which cities do container shipping companies make decisions?
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Applied Economics
Publication type
article
Publication
Oxford ,
Subject
Economics
Source (journal)
Transport policy. - Oxford
Volume/pages
16(2009) :5 , p. 240-250
ISSN
0967-070X
ISI
000272057300005
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
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
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