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Towards a generic framework for the development of logistics in seaports: lessons from the Busan case
Theys, C.; Ryoo, D.K.; Notteboom, T. (2008). Towards a generic framework for the development of logistics in seaports: lessons from the Busan case. J. Int. Logist. Trade 6(2): 22 pp
In: Journal of International Logistics and Trade. Jungseok Research Institute of International Logistics and Trade: Incheon. ISSN 1738-2122, more
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Keyword
    Marine
Author keywords
    port-based logistics, hinterland interaction, generic framework, case study, Busan

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  • Theys, C., more
  • Ryoo, D.K.
  • Notteboom, T., more

Abstract
    This paper presents a generic framework on port logistics development and its interaction with hinterland regions. Although earlier work on the topic (e.g. by Ferrari et al., 2006; Kuipers and Eenhuizen, 2004) offers valuable insights in the subject, it contains limitations in geographical applicability. Ports indeed face dissimilarities in, for instance, locational characteristics (a.o. distance from the sea and nautical accessibility) and hinterland connections. Only when a model for determining seaport-located logistics activities takes into account these issues of dissimilarity among ports, the framework could be applied to a variety of seaport ranges worldwide. In this paper we aim to provide a first version of such a framework. More particularly, by means of a survey conducted in the Port of Busan the shortcomings of traditional approaches are illustrated. We then propose a more encompassing model, which seems to explain fairly well the attractiveness of Busan in terms of logistics activities. This framework explicitly adds port and hinterland characteristics to the list of factors decisive in the choice of the location of logistics activities. Finally, we would like to remark that our research on this topic is still ongoing and results for surveys planned in New York and Antwerp will be reported in a later stage.

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