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Connecting the World through Global Shipping Networks

This thematic series “Connecting the World through Global Shipping Networks” aims to publish high-quality research papers that employ a variety of rigorous and pertinent research methodologies supported with empirical evidence to examine the challenges of global shipping connectivity. Broad themes will focus on alternative measures of connectivity, describing and explaining the structure of maritime shipping networks, and analyzing the impact of connectivity on trade and trade costs.

Guest Editors: 

Jan Hoffmann, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Geneva, Switzerland

Gordon Wilmsmeier, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Vitacura, Chile

Venus Lun, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China

  1. Transport connectivity is a crucial determinant of bilateral exports. This paper presents an empirical assessment of the relationship between bilateral maritime liner shipping connectivity and exports in conta...

    Authors: Marco Fugazza and Jan Hoffmann
    Citation: Journal of Shipping and Trade 2017 2:1
  2. The particular location of port infrastructure holds characteristics that determine the activity of the port, both with respect to traffic and with respect to implementing competitive strategies; and the effic...

    Authors: Fernando González Laxe, Ricardo J. Sánchez and Lorena Garcia-Alonso
    Citation: Journal of Shipping and Trade 2016 1:14
  3. To explore the concept of connectivity and trade relativity (CTR), this paper presents a research model to illustrate: (1) the impact of shipping connectivity on two types of trade flows, and (2) the mediating...

    Authors: Y. H. Venus Lun and Jan Hoffmann
    Citation: Journal of Shipping and Trade 2016 1:11
  4. Over 90 % of the world trade volumes is being carried by sea nowadays. This figure shows the massive importance of the maritime trade routes for the world economy. However, the evolution of their structure ove...

    Authors: Zuzanna Kosowska-Stamirowska, César Ducruet and Nishant Rai
    Citation: Journal of Shipping and Trade 2016 1:10
  5. In recent years, there has been significant interest in the development of connectivity indicators for ports. For short sea shipping, especially in Europe, Roll-on Roll-off (RoRo) shipping is almost equally im...

    Authors: Peter W. de Langen, Maximiliano Udenio, Jan C. Fransoo and Reima Helminen
    Citation: Journal of Shipping and Trade 2016 1:6