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Some Considerations for a Regional Hub Port In Northeast Asia : with Particular Reference to Korea
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Some Considerations for a Regional Hub Port In Northeast Asia : with Particular Reference to Korea
Moon Seong-Hyeok;
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For a nearly decade Busan has been the pre-dominant force in Northeast Asian port community, but during the last couple of years, several competitors have looked to directly challenge Busan's regional dominance, most notably, northern Chinese ports. Faced with this challenging and formidable trend, Busan has had to respond appropriately to ensure that Busan remains a regional hub well into the 21st century. The aim of this paper is to make some considerations for a regional hub container port in Northeast Asia in response to changes in the shipping industry with particular reference to Korea.
regional hub port;Northeast Asia;port competition;container cargo;transshipment cargo;O-D analysis;
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