Added a new page explaining the terminalization of supply chains where (container) terminals can play a dual role; being a constraint or a buffer. Considering terminals as a constraint is a conventional effect on flows where the goal is to mitigate the cause of these constraints. Further, terminals can act as a buffer, or storage unit, that can be used for distributional advantages. With well-managed terminalization, a terminal can be considered as a distribution center within a supply chain; an extended distribution center.
Bottleneck and Warehousing-Derived Terminalization | Port Economics, Management and Policy (porteconomicsmanagement.org)