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The evolution of the port network along the Maritime Silk Road: from a sustainable development perspective

The evolution of the port network along the Maritime Silk Road: from a sustainable development perspective
The evolution of the port network along the Maritime Silk Road: from a sustainable development perspective
This paper explores the evolution of the port network along the Maritime Silk Road (MSR) motivated by the need for sustainable development. First, considering the influence of sustainable development on the attraction of ports, we optimize the AB model, a generator based on connectivity. After this the evolution simulation is carried out based on the data of 55 major ports along the MSR. The results of evolution simulation show that, due to sustainable development, ports in Southeast Asia and South Asia are expected to become the core nodes in the network while the status of China's ports in the network will decline significantly. The results further show that the frequency of nodes close to the mid-value increases significantly and that ports currently under construction, such as Melaka Gateway, Hambantota and Gwadar, will have an important impact on the network structure. This study serves as a useful reference for port development along the MSR from a sustainable development perspective.
Evolutionary simulation, Maritime Silk Road, Port network, Sustainable development
0308-597X
Zhao, Changping
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Wang, Yecheng
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Gong, Yu
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Brown, Stephen
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Li, Rui
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Zhao, Changping
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Wang, Yecheng
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Gong, Yu
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Brown, Stephen
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Li, Rui
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Zhao, Changping, Wang, Yecheng, Gong, Yu, Brown, Stephen and Li, Rui (2021) The evolution of the port network along the Maritime Silk Road: from a sustainable development perspective. Marine Policy, 126, [104426]. (doi:10.1016/j.marpol.2021.104426).

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Abstract

This paper explores the evolution of the port network along the Maritime Silk Road (MSR) motivated by the need for sustainable development. First, considering the influence of sustainable development on the attraction of ports, we optimize the AB model, a generator based on connectivity. After this the evolution simulation is carried out based on the data of 55 major ports along the MSR. The results of evolution simulation show that, due to sustainable development, ports in Southeast Asia and South Asia are expected to become the core nodes in the network while the status of China's ports in the network will decline significantly. The results further show that the frequency of nodes close to the mid-value increases significantly and that ports currently under construction, such as Melaka Gateway, Hambantota and Gwadar, will have an important impact on the network structure. This study serves as a useful reference for port development along the MSR from a sustainable development perspective.

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Accepted/In Press date: 30 January 2021
e-pub ahead of print date: 9 February 2021
Keywords: Evolutionary simulation, Maritime Silk Road, Port network, Sustainable development

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Local EPrints ID: 447332
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/447332
ISSN: 0308-597X
PURE UUID: 2e6fd8b6-866c-4113-85f9-bb9f4d862d46
ORCID for Yu Gong: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-5411-376X

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Date deposited: 09 Mar 2021 17:33
Last modified: 18 Jun 2022 01:47

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Author: Changping Zhao
Author: Yecheng Wang
Author: Yu Gong ORCID iD
Author: Stephen Brown
Author: Rui Li

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