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Hub port potential of Marmara region in Turkey by network- based modelling

The Importance of the Caspian Sea Region Oil Natural Gas Export Pipelines for the Caspian Sea Coastal Countries and TURKEY Summary


ABSTRACT


T he increase in the efficiency of main hub ports is a result of home base theory. Put another way, a network comprising linked nodes that are in collaboration is the issue of concern. In a sense, the bases and facilities of the main hub port serve as the trans-shipment and assembling centres for the departure destination flows. Based on this theory, this study puts forth the main hub port potentials for the Marmara region ports in Turkey by analysing the connection-rich nodes in the region through a transition from a random graph network structure to a non-scaled network structure using the port connectivity index and the port collaboration index.

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