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Spatial evolution of coal transportation at coastal ports in China
Wang, Wei1,2,3; Wang, Chengjin1; Jin, Fengjun1
2018-02-01
Source PublicationJOURNAL OF GEOGRAPHICAL SCIENCES
ISSN1009-637X
Volume28Issue:2Pages:238-256
Corresponding AuthorWang, Chengjin(cjwang@igsnrr.ac.cn)
AbstractCoal is a basic resource and its use guarantees the development of national economies and human society. Thus, coal transportation is an important part of China's overall transportation system. In this system, ports are the vital transit nodes. This study considered coastal ports in China and analysed the evolution of coal transportation from 1973 to 2013. We focused on the spatial pattern of coal loading and unloading, and summarized the main characteristics and development of the processes. Then, we examined the volumes of coal transported and regional changes in these amounts using mathematical models and indicators. Finally, we analysed the specialized function and spatial differentiation of the ports involved in coal transportation to reveal their spatial relationship and temporal evolution. We found that the spatial pattern of coal transportation changed from "south input and north output" to "all input and north output". However, the prominent ports used for coal unloading are still concentrated in areas south of the Yangtze River. Coal loading is concentrated on the west bank of Bohai Bay. In addition, some ports around Bohai Bay, such as Dandong, Dalian, Yantai, and Qingdao, changed from traditional coal loading ports to unloading ports. This study further developed the theory of transport geography, and improved our understanding of China's coal transportation system.
Keywordcoastal ports coal transportation spatial differentiation spatial evolution loading and unloading
DOI10.1007/s11442-018-1470-4
WOS KeywordENERGY NEEDS ; LOGISTICS
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
Funding ProjectNational Natural Science Foundation of China[41571113] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China[41771134] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China[41701126] ; Strategic Priority Research Program of CAS: Evaluation of Connectivity of Infrastructure Network and Spatial Optimization
Funding OrganizationNational Natural Science Foundation of China ; Strategic Priority Research Program of CAS: Evaluation of Connectivity of Infrastructure Network and Spatial Optimization
WOS Research AreaPhysical Geography
WOS SubjectGeography, Physical
WOS IDWOS:000426460600007
PublisherSCIENCE PRESS
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.igsnrr.ac.cn/handle/311030/57073
Collection中国科学院地理科学与资源研究所
Corresponding AuthorWang, Chengjin
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Geog Sci & Nat Resources Res, Beijing 100101, Peoples R China
2.Univ Chinese Acad Sci, Beijing 100049, Peoples R China
3.Beijing Normal Univ, Sch Geog, Beijing 100875, Peoples R China
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Wang, Wei,Wang, Chengjin,Jin, Fengjun. Spatial evolution of coal transportation at coastal ports in China[J]. JOURNAL OF GEOGRAPHICAL SCIENCES,2018,28(2):238-256.
APA Wang, Wei,Wang, Chengjin,&Jin, Fengjun.(2018).Spatial evolution of coal transportation at coastal ports in China.JOURNAL OF GEOGRAPHICAL SCIENCES,28(2),238-256.
MLA Wang, Wei,et al."Spatial evolution of coal transportation at coastal ports in China".JOURNAL OF GEOGRAPHICAL SCIENCES 28.2(2018):238-256.
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