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Delimiting the scope of the hinterland of ports: Proposal and case study

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  • Moura, Ticiana Grecco Zanon
  • Garcia-Alonso, Lorena
  • Salas-Olmedo, María Henar

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The purpose of this paper is to propose a methodology to delimit the scope of the hinterland of ports as accurately and simply as possible. To achieve this goal, the Huff model was adapted. In order to verify the validity of the proposal, it was applied to the Spanish case. As repulsion and attraction factors, both key aspects in the Spatial Interaction Models, the province-port travel time along the road network and the container throughput of the ports were considered respectively. The estimated hinterland of the analysed container ports fits well the observed flows. The obtained results confirm that the proposal made allows to identify the scope of the hinterland of ports in an effective an easy way, which is of interest both to stakeholders and policy makers.

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  • Moura, Ticiana Grecco Zanon & Garcia-Alonso, Lorena & Salas-Olmedo, María Henar, 2017. "Delimiting the scope of the hinterland of ports: Proposal and case study," Journal of Transport Geography, Elsevier, vol. 65(C), pages 35-43.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jotrge:v:65:y:2017:i:c:p:35-43
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2017.09.012
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