MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 124, 20172017 6th International Conference on Transportation and Traffic Engineering (ICTTE 2017)
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Urban Logistics and Information System|
|Published online||29 September 2017|
Optimal location of dry ports in the Pan-Pearl River Delta
Guangzhou Institute of Geography/Guangdong Public Laboratoryof Geospatial Information Technologyand Application/ Guangdong Institute of Innovation and Development, Guangzhou 510070, China
Dry ports have become a very important part of globalization and a cornerstone in port competitiveness. Based on the analytic hierarchy process, this paper established the dry port index system to evaluate the potential location of dry ports linked to the port system in the Pearl River Delta, in a case study covering 115 cities in the Pan - Pearl River Delta. The results show that it is optimal to locate 21 dry ports in the research region, and each dry port serves different areas. There are 4 optimal transport corridors for the dry port logistic network, including Guangzhou- Kunming transport corridor, Guangzhou-Chengdu transport corridor, Guangzhou-Changsha transport corridor and Shenzhen-Nanchang transport corridor.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2017
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