Facial reconstruction

Search LJMU Research Online

Browse Repository | Browse E-Theses

Allometric relationship and development potential comparison of ports in a regional cluster: A case study of ports in the Pearl River Delta in China

Chen, J, Fei, Y, Wan, Z, Yang, Z, Li, H, Choi, K-S and Xie, X (2019) Allometric relationship and development potential comparison of ports in a regional cluster: A case study of ports in the Pearl River Delta in China. Transport Policy, 85. pp. 80-90. ISSN 0967-070X

[img] Text
Allometric Relationship and Development Potential Comparison of Ports in a Regional ClusterA case study of ports in the Pearl River Delta in China.pdf - Accepted Version
Restricted to Repository staff only until 8 November 2020.
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives.

Download (1MB)

Abstract

The development potential of a regional port cluster (RPC) is subject to the internal and external factors influencing port development. Port cargo throughput is an important internal factor, whereas import and export volume is a significant external factor. The growth rate of import and export volume is disproportionate to that of port cargo throughput. This study aims to measure the allometric relationship between the two abovementioned factors and establish a comprehensive development potential evaluation system on the basis of the RPC growth rate. This work uses a case study of the ports in China's Pearl River Delta, which is being greatly influenced by the framework agreement and outline of the development of the Greater Bay Area (GBA) in China. Findings reveal that import and export volume has a higher impact on port development potential than does port cargo throughput. In addition, Shenzhen has the highest development potential in terms of import and export volume, while Zhuhai Port has the highest potential in terms of port cargo throughput. Finally, an evaluation using the comprehensive development potential evaluation system shows that Shenzhen Port has the best comprehensive port development potential. Evaluating the development potential of ports in RPCs will offer useful insights that can be used by regional port company groups and relevant governmental authorities in making scientific decisions on port development and planning, especially in the crucial stage of the establishment of the GBA, and in rationally coordinating their development and minimizing unfair competition.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1205 Urban and Regional Planning, 1507 Transportation and Freight Services
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Divisions: Maritime & Mechanical Engineering
Publisher: Elsevier
Related URLs:
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2020 10:30
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2020 10:30
DOI or Identification number: 10.1016/j.tranpol.2019.10.018
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/12256

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item