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Analysis of the Evolution of the Inland Traffic Distribution and Provincial Hinterland Share of the Spanish Port System


  • Lorena Garcia‐Alonso
  • Joaquin Sanchez‐Soriano


This paper proposes a methodology based on non‐parametric statistical techniques to analyse whether the ordinal preferences in the port selection process are stable, and also the intensity of those preferences. We apply this methodology to the Spanish case from the landside perspective in order to answer the following question: Has the increase in inter‐port competition changed the port preferences? The result obtained is that the port selection pattern of the provinces has changed slightly, leading us to the conclusion that the relative appeal of the ports remains quite stable from the spatial perspective, despite the reform of the port system.

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  • Lorena Garcia‐Alonso & Joaquin Sanchez‐Soriano, 2009. "Analysis of the Evolution of the Inland Traffic Distribution and Provincial Hinterland Share of the Spanish Port System," Transport Reviews, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 30(3), pages 275-297, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:transr:v:30:y:2009:i:3:p:275-297
    DOI: 10.1080/01441640902985983

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    1. Francesca Medda & Gianni Carbonaro, 2007. "Growth of Container Seaborne Traffic in the Mediterranean Basin: Outlook and Policy Implications for Port Development," Transport Reviews, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 27(5), pages 573-587, January.
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    1. Tiago Santos & Adriano Santos & Carlos Guedes Soares, 2015. "The ?Portuguese Range? as the Westernmost Maritime Region of Europe," ERSA conference papers ersa15p253, European Regional Science Association.
    2. David Guerrero, 2018. "Impacts of transport connections on port hinterlands," Post-Print hal-01822851, HAL.
    3. Julián Martínez Moya & María Feo Valero, 2017. "Port choice in container market: a literature review," Transport Reviews, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 37(3), pages 300-321, May.

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