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Container port infrastructure in north-west Europe: Policy-level modeling

  • Asteris, Michael
  • Collins, Alan
  • Jones, Dylan F.

Against the background of economic downturn and recovery, this study analyzes container port infrastructure, shipping flows and congestion patterns to support policy level modeling rather than more micro-focused quayside-level modeling. It does so using a discrete-event simulation model of the North-West European container port and shipping sector to inform in this application a UK policy perspective. Two scenarios are investigated and a number of policy implications highlighted. The model advanced can, with appropriate re-calibration, be applied in other container port and shipping sectors.

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Volume (Year): 34 (2012)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 312-324

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Handle: RePEc:eee:jpolmo:v:34:y:2012:i:2:p:312-324
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