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Port connectivity model based on complex network and its application
Pan Jingjing1 2 and Wang Xiaofeng1
1) College of Information Engineering, Shanghai Maritime University, Shanghai 201306, P.R.China
2) College of Transportation and Civil Engineering, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou 350108, Fujian Province, P.R.China
transport system engineering port connectivity complex network principal component analysis shipping network Maritime Silk Road
F 551;U 691
In order to identify the port connectivity status, we select six complex network topological features as the port connectivity indicators and construct the port connectivity model based on the principal component analysis. By collecting and using the service schedule data for six shipping capacity top-ranking liner companies, we build a real shipping network for verifying the feasibility and effectiveness of the port connectivity model. The model is used in evaluating the connectivity of the Fujian ports in the context of the Maritime Silk Road Strategy. The results show that Xiamen port has the strongest connectivity among the three major ports in Fujian, followed by Fuzhou Port and Quanzhou Port. The degree centrality, eigenvector centrality, and the shortest path length have the significant impacts on port connectivity. We put forward several development strategies for ports in Fujian.


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