This study seeks to gauge how far China's container-related dynamics between 1990 and 2005 fit into the wider perspective about transport and development within developing countries. In particular, attention is focussed on the role of specific modes to determine the extent of the penetration of containers within China. Before addressing these key issues extant models relating to an understanding of port and transport evolution in less-developed countries are recalled, synthesized and used as a base upon which an appropriate review of China's case can be conducted. Applying them to China's northern, central and southern port ranges not only helps assess the efficacy of these models but also highlights the contribution of individual modes.
|Publication status||Published - 2009|