1st Edition

Maritime Ports, Supply Chains and Logistics Corridors

Edited By Cyrille Bertelle, Nathan Gouin, Antoine Frémont Copyright 2024
    298 Pages 78 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book aims to highlight the interrelations between maritime ports, supply chains and logistics. Inland corridors could be defined as major arteries for inland transportation from and to the maritime port. They link together one or several ports located on the maritime range with one or several major inland metropolitan areas. The efficiency of international supply chains depends not only on the smooth operations in the port but also on the efficiency of inland distribution in terms of cost, reliability, added value services for the goods, safety and finally the environment.

    With contributions from international experts, the book offers a transversal perspective on logistics corridor development using case studies on the Seine Axis, among others. Organized into four key sections, the book highlights the interrelations between ports and corridors using both empirical and theoretical research from various disciplines, including engineering as well as human and social sciences.

    Maritime Ports,Supply Chains and Logistics Corridors will be directly relevant to a wide variety of scholars and postgraduate researchers in the fields of transport studies and management, maritime logistics, supply chain management and international logistics as well as industrial engineering, geography, economics and political science.


    List of Contributors


    Antoine Frémont, Cyrille Bertelle and Nathan Gouin

    1. Geography of Metropolitan Gateways: Maritime Metropolises, Inland Maritime Corridors, and Maritime Regions and Ranges

    Antoine Frémont

    2. Intermodal Corridors and Sea–Land Logistics: What Role Should Regulation Play?

    Francesco Parola

    3. Île-de-France: A Natural but Contested Hinterland for Haropa Port

    Ronan Kerbiriou

    4. Intermodal Transport Versus Road Transport: The Benefits of a Cost-Based Analysis of Activities in the Seine Corridor

    Patrick Niérat and Sacha Rybaltchenko

    5. The New Le Havre–Serqueux–Gisors–Paris Rail Freight Corridor: Is France on Track to Improve the Competitiveness of the Port of Le Havre?

    Laurent Guihéry

    6. Logistics and the Globalization of the Automotive Supply Chain: A Case Study on the Parts Consolidation Centres in the Seine Valley Corridor

    David Guerrero, Adolf K.Y. Ng and Hidekazu Itoh

    7. Competitiveness and Geopolitics of Port Corridors

    Laurent Livolsi and Christelle Camman

    8. The Seine Valley Axis: A Controversial Part of the Trans-European Transport Network

    Antoine Beyer

    9. Governing Logistics Corridors  Scope and Limitations of Inter-Territorial Coordination: A Case Study of the Seine Valley

    Nathan Gouin and Anraud Brennetot

    10. The Corridors of Landlocked Ethiopia

    François H. Guiziou

    11. Enhancing global supply chain performance by optimizing port resources

    Gülgün Alpan, Hamza Bouzekri and Éric Sanlaville

    12. Blockchains for Smart Ports

    Claude Duvallet, Cyrille Bertelle and Mongetro Going

    13. Responding to Navigation Challenges on the St. Lawrence River Corridor: The Role of Information Technologies

    Brian Slack, Claude Comtois and Philippe de Champlain

    14. Simulation Tools for the Flows of Goods in the Seine Corridor Using a Multimodal Network

    Julius Bañgate, Dominique Fournier, Eric Sanlaville, and Thibaut Démare

    15. Simulation of Modal Shift and Multimodality on the Seine Axis

    Aïcha Ferjani, Yasmina Essaghir, Amina El Yaagoubi, Jaouad Boukachour, Claude Duvallet and Mohamed Nezar Abourraja

    16. Developing Sustainable Port Areas: Economies of Scale and Scope in the Context of a Corridor-Sized Port

    Marie-Laure Baron

    17. Resilience, Adaptation, and Adaptability: The Impacts of Climate Change on River Corridors

    Clément Lavigne and Sébastien Dupray

    18. Building a Legal Framework for the Production and Use of Hydrogen in Transport and Logistics

    Valérie Bailly-Hascoët

    19. Are Corridors a Key Asset for the Deployment of Short Food Supply Chains?

    Roland Condor and Claude Duvallet

    20. Automated Deliveries: The Future of Urban Logistics?

    Jakob Puchinger



    Cyrille Bertelle is Full Professor in Computer Science at LITIS, Normandy University – Le Havre, France. He is also Director of SFLog, Research Federation in Logistics, Normandy. His current research interests and projects concern Complex Systems Modelling and Simulation, Complex Networks for Territorial Intelligence and Logistics Systems, and Blockchains for Smart Ports.

    Nathan Gouin has a PhD in Geography and Planning from the University of Rouen in 2020. He worked as Post-Doctoral Fellow to coordinate the Paris Megaregion project and since 2021 he has been Research Engineer at the University of Le Havre, in charge of the scientific steering of the GIS Institute for a smart logistics in Seine Valley. His scientific work focuses on political geography, regionalization and inter-territorial cooperation.

    Antoine Frémont is Professor at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, holding the chair of transport, flows and sustainable mobility. His research focuses on maritime transport, containerization and globalization; the organization of intermodal transport chains; combined transport and modal shift in Europe; and regional planning of metropolitan logistics.