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Structure, characteristics and connectivity analysis of the asian-australasian cruise shipping network


Kanrak, M and Nguyen, H-O, Structure, characteristics and connectivity analysis of the asian-australasian cruise shipping network, Maritime Policy and Management pp. 1-15. ISSN 0308-8839 (2021) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/03088839.2021.1914876


Cruise shipping is one of the fastest-growing sectors in the maritime industry. This is due to the growing demand of the sector and the extension of capacity and cruise service coverage. This study uses network measures and random network models to analyse the structure, characteristics and connectivity of the cruise shipping network in Asia and Australasia. An analysis of 200 cruise voyages operated by 12 international cruise lines between 139 ports across 20 countries in the Asian and Australasian regions has found that the cruise shipping network is a scale-free network. This means the degree distribution follows a power law. A few ports play a central role in connecting ports in the network. However, their importance in the network varies depending on which measure of centrality is used, i.e. the degree, betweenness, closeness and eigenvector centrality. The establishment of a link between two ports is influenced by their connections with a third one or triangle relationship.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:cruise shipping network, network analysis, random graph model, centrality, degree distribution network, density
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Transportation, logistics and supply chains
Research Field:Maritime transportation and freight services
Objective Division:Economic Framework
Objective Group:Management and productivity
Objective Field:Management
UTAS Author:Kanrak, M (Miss Maneerat Kanrak)
UTAS Author:Nguyen, H-O (Associate Professor Oanh Nguyen)
ID Code:145472
Year Published:2021
Web of Science® Times Cited:7
Deposited By:Maritime and Logistics Management
Deposited On:2021-07-22
Last Modified:2021-09-22

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