|Port regionalization: towards a new phase in port development|In: Maritime Policy and Management. Taylor & Francis: London. ISSN 0308-8839, more
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- Notteboom, T.E., more
- Rodrigue, J.-P.
Logistics integration and network orientation in the port and maritime industry have redefined the functional role of ports in value chains and have generated new patterns of freight distribution and new approaches to port hierarchy. Existing models on the spatial and functional evolution of ports and port systems only partially fit into the new freight distribution paradigm. This paper aims to add to existing literature by introducing a port regionalization phase in port and port system development. It is demonstrated that the regionalization phase and associated hinterland concepts demand new approaches to port governance and a functional focus that goes beyond the traditional port perimeter.