An Approach to the Hub-and-Spoke Systems from SVARs Models. A Practical Application to Container Traffic between the Port of Bahía de Algeciras and Other Ports of the Spanish Port System (Bahía de Cádiz and Las Palmas)

  • J. I. Castillo-Manzano
  • P. Coto-Millán
  • L. López-Valpuesta
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The hub-and-spoke systems are frequently connected with maritime, air and road transport. The international container traffic in maritime transport is developed under this model. For a port to achieve a “Hub Status” in maritime container transport, its traffic should exceed 1,000,000 tons per year and be provided with the necessary equipment to use simultaneously three post-panamax cranes for a new-generation vessel. Huge container vessels dock only at Hub ports and international shipping companies transfer their containers from these ports to their round the world and feeder 1 lines.


Monetary Policy Impulse Response Function Transport Infrastructure Cholesky Factor Feeder Line 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. I. Castillo-Manzano
    • 1
  • P. Coto-Millán
    • 2
  • L. López-Valpuesta
    • 1
  1. 1.University of SevillaSpain
  2. 2.University of CantabriaSpain

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