Analyzing the spatial–temporal evolution of a gateway's hinterland: A case study of Shanghai, China

Jinglei Yang, Meifeng Luo, Abing Ji

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The attractiveness is regressed on the transportation facilities and geographical conditions. Seaport development is found to have a major positive impact, followed by inland waterway, highway, and airport development. These positive impacts decrease with the need for highway haulage and with the distance from Shanghai—showing an inverse U-shape distribution. Rail appears to have a U-shape distribution, implying a low application of multimodal transportation. A geographical pattern for the impacts of different transportation modes is delineated.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)355-367
Number of pages13
JournalTransportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2016


  • Captive hinterland
  • Contestable hinterland
  • Gateway–hinterland
  • Shanghai port
  • Transportation facility

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Transportation

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