Continuous and Discontinuous Port Hinterlands

Source: adapted from Notteboom and Rodrigue (2005). The direct hinterland of a seaport (or another terminal) tends to be continuous. More distant hinterland features tend to be discontinuous in nature since the hinterland density is lower and because of the accessibility effect of transport corridors and inland terminals. The service

Maritime Ranges and Hinterland Accessibility

Source: Maritime ranges from Rodrigue, J-P (2020) “The Geography of Maritime Ranges: Interfacing Global Maritime Shipping Networks with Hinterlands”, Geojournal. Accessibility from Nelson, A. (2008) Estimated travel time to the nearest city of 50,000 or more people in the year 2000. Global Environment Monitoring Unit – Joint Research Centre of

Chapter 2.2 – Port Hinterlands, Regionalization and Corridors

Authors: Dr. Theo Notteboom and Dr. Jean-Paul Rodrigue Port hinterlands are strategic market areas to interact and compete. An important strategy has been the setting up of corridors and inland load centers. 1. The Hinterland Concept The hinterland plays an important role in shaping the supply chain of shippers and