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Table 5 Criteria Related to the Location Category

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

Criteria Description
Location relative to other hub ports Important aspects of the location of the hub port relative to those of other competitive hub ports, such as whether hub ports are located in close proximity to each other, market growth in the hub port region, and so on.
Accessibility of hub port Factors influencing the accessibility of hub ports, such as tides, water draft, and so on.
Connected feeder markets The nature of the connected feeder market, such as whether the feeder market has high growth potential and the cargo volume from the feeder market. This criterion is relevant only for hub and spoke networks.