SCIENTIA GEOGRAPHICA SINICA ›› 2022, Vol. 42 ›› Issue (11): 1857-1866.doi: 10.13249/j.cnki.sgs.2022.11.001

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Spatio-temporal Evolution and Driving Factors of Chinese Dry Port Logistics Hubs

Jiang Ziran1,2(), Lei Liping3, Jin Huanhuan3, Zhang Jianzhen1()   

  1. 1. College of Geography and Environmental Sciences, Zhejiang Normal University, Jinhua 321004, Zhejiang, China
    2. Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China
    3. College of Economics and Management, Zhejiang Normal University, Jinhua 321004, Zhejiang, China
  • Received:2022-01-06 Revised:2022-04-23 Accepted:2022-08-23 Online:2022-11-10 Published:2023-01-05
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This article analyzes the development mechanism of dry port logistics hub from multiple dimensions, measures the comprehensive development strength of China’s dry port logistics hubs by using the panel data from 2001 to 2018, reveals the spatial pattern and evolution characteristics of the hubs by using the methods of spatial analysis and Gini coefficient, and explores the main driving factors for the development of China's dry port logistics hubs. The results show that: 1) The development of hubs in the southeast is generally more mature and stable than that in the western, and shows the differentiation characteristics on the side of the Hu Huanyong Line; 2) The spatial differences in the development of dry port logistics hubs are more obvious, and the degree of difference is increasing; 3) Infrastructure and logistics operations have a greater contribution to the hub's Gini coefficient, but the impact of information technology has improved more significantly; 4) Population size, financial development and external environmental factors promote the development of hubs. Economic strength, education level and government investment have different impacts on hubs at different levels. The article is expected to provide scientific basis for the country to construct logistics system and optimize the logistics network giving full play to the supporting role of the logistics hub in the regional economy.

Key words: dry port logistics hub, port geography, logistics level, panel quantile regression

CLC Number: 

  • F061.5