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Container transport network for sustainable development in South Korea

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posted on 2023-05-19, 21:49 authored by Li, KX, Park, T-J, Lee, PT-W, McLaughlin, H, Wenming ShiWenming Shi
The ever-increasing tendency toward economic globalization highlights the importance of sustainable container transport networks to a country’s international trade, especially for an economy that is highly dependent on exports. This paper aims to develop a transport network connectivity index (TNCI) to measure the container transport connectivity from a multi-modal perspective. The proposed index is based on both graph theory and economics, considering transport infrastructure and capacity, cargo flow, and capacity utilization. Using the case of South Korea as an example, we apply the TNCI to assess the connectivity of the Busan, Gwangyang, and Incheon ports, representing approximately 96% of the container throughput in South Korea. The calculated TNCI not only provides insight into the assessment of sustainable port competitiveness, it also helps policymakers identify bottlenecks in multi-modal transport networks. To eliminate these bottlenecks, this paper offers some appropriate measures and specific strategies for port development, which in turn improves the connectivity of container transport networks for sustainable development.

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Publication title

Sustainability

Volume

10

Issue

10

Article number

3575

Number

3575

Pagination

1-16

ISSN

2071-1050

Department/School

Australian Maritime College

Publisher

MDPIAG

Place of publication

Switzerland

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Copyright 2018 The Authors Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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