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The location factor in changing seaport significance in Nigeria

Examines the role of elements of port location in the development of seaports in Nigeria. The two dimensions to the changes in the structuring of the Nigerian port complex are 1) changes in the relative significance of individual ports, and 2) alterations in the composite structure of the ports taken as a whole. The first two sections of the paper examine attributes (which influence the size of port capacity and the cost of port functioning and affect a port’s area of influence relative to other ports) of port location which could, at any one point in time, influence the relative significance of a port or its competitiveness with other related ports. The third section considers the adaptability of particular port sites to changes in terminal demands in shipping, and transport, or commodity traffic. In conclusion the prospective influence of the location factor in port development in Nigeria is briefly evaluated. Ref., tables, figures.

Title: The location factor in changing seaport significance in Nigeria
Author: Ogundana, Babafemi
Year: 1971
Periodical: The Nigerian Geographical Journal
Volume: 14
Issue: 1
Pages: 71-88
Language: English
Geographic term: Nigeria
Subject: ports
Abstract: Examines the role of elements of port location in the development of seaports in Nigeria. The two dimensions to the changes in the structuring of the Nigerian port complex are 1) changes in the relative significance of individual ports, and 2) alterations in the composite structure of the ports taken as a whole. The first two sections of the paper examine attributes (which influence the size of port capacity and the cost of port functioning and affect a port’s area of influence relative to other ports) of port location which could, at any one point in time, influence the relative significance of a port or its competitiveness with other related ports. The third section considers the adaptability of particular port sites to changes in terminal demands in shipping, and transport, or commodity traffic. In conclusion the prospective influence of the location factor in port development in Nigeria is briefly evaluated. Ref., tables, figures.