Port research is not a new field of interest for human geographers, evidenced by numerous conceptual models and empirical cases of port evolution and development. However, several critical questions remain unanswered, notably the exact position of port geography as a subdiscipline within human geography in the past, present and future.
PortEconomics co-director Theo Notteboom and PortEconomics member Jean-Paul Rodrigue and associate members Adolf Ng, Cesar Ducruet, Wouter Jacobs and Gordon Wilmsmeier, along with Jason Monios (Napier University, UK), Brian Slack (Concordia University, Canada) and Ka-Chai Tam (Baptist University, Hong Kong, China) publish a stady on the changing waves and development of port geography as a sub-discipline of human geography.
The scholars present their findings on whether port geography has experienced a paradigm shift and, if so, when, why, and how. Also, through analyzing the major terrains of port geography research from the macro perspective, they brought a new lease of life to port geography in this rapidly changing world.
Their study was published in a new section of the distinctive scholarly Journal of Transport Geography, called ‘Critical Reviews’, being the first one to be published in the section.
You may freely download authors’ version @PortEconomics.eu.