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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.

Edited by: Jan Hoffman, Gordon Wilmsmeier and Venus Lun

  1. Original article

    Liner shipping connectivity as determinant of trade

    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...

    Marco Fugazza and Jan Hoffmann

    Journal of Shipping and Trade 2017 2:1

    Published on: 2 March 2017

  2. Original article

    Connectivity and trade relativity: the case of ASEAN

    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...

    Y. H. Venus Lun and Jan Hoffmann

    Journal of Shipping and Trade 2016 1:11

    Published on: 3 October 2016


    Port connectivity indices: an application to European RoRo shipping

    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...

    Peter W. de Langen, Maximiliano Udenio, Jan C. Fransoo and Reima Helminen

    Journal of Shipping and Trade 2016 1:6

    Published on: 20 July 2016