Geography Essay

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GEOGRAPHY 20N : Glamorization Summer session 2012 Student: ALLEN Ying Professor:Robert.A Date:8/7/2012 Port innovations. What innovations are being made to increase the efficiency of container ports? Introduction In 21 century, The port innovations become more and more important because it can help to increase the economic of the ports. Port from the significance of port is a logistics base, logistics hub, logistics nodes, is a cluster of logistics enterprises, mainly engaged in import and export goods distribution. Port economy is made by the organic combination of port and shipping, port industry, commerce, tourism and other related industries in a certain area , a regional economic. In this essay, Firstly, I will discuss the differences kind of ports in the world, For example, the port of HK; port of Melbourne; Belfast Container Terminal.Because I think those ports are very successful which are base on their innovations and excellent manage. Next, I will introduce a new system which call " The Agile port system ". This new system was used in the U.S.A so far. Then, I will analysis and introduce differences port modes ( 4 differences port modes). For example, The advantages of mode of Antwerp and compare with those modes and which one is more suitable. 2. Body There are some famous ports in the world which are worth to analysis .The first one is the port of Melbourne. Port of Melbourne is Australia's largest container and general cargo port, handling around 37% of the nation's container trade. The Port Development Strategy gives a framework for efficiently handling the increasing freight volumes expected at the Port of Melbourne. Port of Melbourne is Australia's largest container and general cargo port, handling around 37% of the nation's container trade. ( Port of Melbourne 2011). The Port of Melbourne's early port facilities gave it

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