Container port infrastructure in North-West Europe: policy level modeling

Mike Asteris, Alan Collins, Dylan Jones

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Against the background of economic downturn and recovery, this study analyzes container port infrastructure, shipping flows and congestion patterns to support policy level modeling rather than more micro-focused quayside-level modeling. It does so using a discrete-event simulation model of the North-West European container port and shipping sector to inform in this application a UK policy perspective. Two scenarios are investigated and a number of policy implications highlighted. The model advanced can, with appropriate re-calibration, be applied in other container port and shipping sectors.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)312-324
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Policy Modeling
Publication statusPublished - 2012


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