Fernando González Laxe, María Jesús Freire, Carlos Pais Montes

Connectivity in Mediterranean Spanish Ports

Abstract :The effects of current world crisis, together with emerging new maritimeroutes bring about significant changes in terms of polarization of economicand logistic areas. Traditional parameters defining port attractiveness are changing.New criteria around internal and external port connectivity determine its prospects,giving rise to a new international port hierarchy.

This research proposes a measure of the Spanish Mediterranean ports influence interms of external connectivity (foreland). The measure will be explained /laid outhighlighting distinct inter-port specializations and connectivity.

Keywords: Thipping; ports; competitiveness; selection and connectivity

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