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Article: The evolution of a regional container port system: The Pearl River Delta

TitleThe evolution of a regional container port system: The Pearl River Delta
Authors
KeywordsChina
Container transport
Hong Kong
Port
Transport development
Issue Date2000
PublisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jtrangeo
Citation
Journal Of Transport Geography, 2000, v. 8 n. 4, p. 263-275 How to Cite?
AbstractThis study investigates the progress of container port system development in South China, focusing particularly on the interplay between Hong Kong and the other ports in the Pearl River Delta (PRD) region. After identifying the downgrading trend of Hong Kong from a transshipment hub port for Asia and for China as a whole to a regional load center and the emergence of other deepsea direct-service ports, the paper looks into the causes of this structural change of the port system. Four major causes are identified: the cost-base competition, the impact of the unique 'one-country two-systems' policy, the impact of globalization and container standardization, and the impact of multi-modal accessibility and connectivity. The paper reveals that the interplay between different governments and between the governments and port operators are the local mechanisms that together as a whole respond to the shippers' needs and the shipping lines' pressure. It confirms that the interdependencies and competitive relations between terminals are being played out at a regional level. While the particular situation of the PRD is unique in many regards, the features emerging there, with its dominant hub, its network of feeder ports and its emerging direct-service non-hub terminals, are being replicated elsewhere. (C) 2000 Published by Elsevier Science Ltd.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/86376
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 2.09
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.734
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dc.description.abstractThis study investigates the progress of container port system development in South China, focusing particularly on the interplay between Hong Kong and the other ports in the Pearl River Delta (PRD) region. After identifying the downgrading trend of Hong Kong from a transshipment hub port for Asia and for China as a whole to a regional load center and the emergence of other deepsea direct-service ports, the paper looks into the causes of this structural change of the port system. Four major causes are identified: the cost-base competition, the impact of the unique 'one-country two-systems' policy, the impact of globalization and container standardization, and the impact of multi-modal accessibility and connectivity. The paper reveals that the interplay between different governments and between the governments and port operators are the local mechanisms that together as a whole respond to the shippers' needs and the shipping lines' pressure. It confirms that the interdependencies and competitive relations between terminals are being played out at a regional level. While the particular situation of the PRD is unique in many regards, the features emerging there, with its dominant hub, its network of feeder ports and its emerging direct-service non-hub terminals, are being replicated elsewhere. (C) 2000 Published by Elsevier Science Ltd.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
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dc.subjectChinaen_HK
dc.subjectContainer transporten_HK
dc.subjectHong Kongen_HK
dc.subjectPorten_HK
dc.subjectTransport developmenten_HK
dc.titleThe evolution of a regional container port system: The Pearl River Deltaen_HK
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