Acta Geographica Sinica ›› 2002, Vol. 57 ›› Issue (4): 479-488.doi: 10.11821/xb200204013

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Distribution and Optimization of Container Transportation Network in China

HAN Zenglin, AN Xiaopeng, WANG Li, WANG Chengjin, WANG Lihua, LI Yajun   

  1. Liaoning Normal University, Dalian 116029, China
  • Received:2001-11-30 Revised:2002-03-28 Online:2002-07-25 Published:2002-07-25
  • Supported by:

    National Natural Sciences Foundation of China No.49971025


The container transportation is a revolution for the grocery transportation in the transportation system. The container transportation makes it impossible for the goods to be transported from door to door in the world. At the same time, the container transportation improves the efficiency of transportation. Based on analyzing the development of container transportation and network in the world, the paper points out not only the formation of container load center and lateral port but alsothe CFS is the result of the development of container transportation. The paper conducts an intensive discussion on the formation and evolvement mechanism and development mode of container load centers in the world. The formation of the network of container transportation is the tendency of container transportation and the necessary result. With economic development and rapid expansion of container transportation in China, it is necessary for China to establish rational network of container transportation. Based on GIS, the paper puts forward the mode of container ports and CFS and container transportation channels. finally a mode of judgement about container transportation channels is proposed through researching Nanchang container transportation system.

Key words: network, distribution and optimization, China, container transportation