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Table 4 Criteria Related to the Port Traffic Category

From: Transshipment hub port selection criteria by shipping lines: the case of hub ports around the bay of Bengal

Criteria Description
Availability of captive cargo This term refers to the availability of import/export cargo from the hub port’s hinterland, which helps to maintain high load factors for vessels.
Frequency of ship visits This criterion can be a good indicator of a port’s attractiveness, as it increases the hub port connectivity in maritime networks.
No. of services calling at port This term refers to the level of concentration of liner shipping services at the hub port.