Globalization and Spatial Mobilities
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Globalization and Spatial Mobilities

Commodities and People, Capital, Information and Technology

Aharon Kellerman

Presenting a comparative examination of five major voluntary global movements: commodities, people, capital, information and technology, this book traces and develops discussions of globalization and spatial mobility. The book further covers the means and media used for these mobilities: ports and ships, airports and airplanes, international banking electronic media, and the Internet, telephony and TV. Two concluding chapters focus on the mobile globe, highlighting present and future global mobility in general, and the relationships among the five global mobilities, in particular.
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Chapter 2: Ports and ships

Aharon Kellerman


This chapter focuses on ports and ships, or the maritime industry, as simultaneously facilitating the global mobility of commodities, and as a vastly changing mobility sector by itself, thus reflecting the extensive growth in the global flow of commodities. The transitions in both transport systems and transported commodities is shown to be tied to the system of global cities. Hence, the following dimensions of maritime geography are explored in the chapter: general features of the global maritime transport system; factors, processes and patterns for port development; transitions within ports; port cities and global cities; and networks and systems of shipping lines. Following the elaborations on ports and shipping, some attention is devoted to an additional infrastructure, which is used for global trade, namely marine international pipelines, constructed for the transmission of liquids and gas.

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