Impacts of COVID-19 on Airport Passenger and Freight Activity, 2019-2020

Source: Airport Council International. 15 largest airports by passenger and freight activity. Disruptions often cause a divergence between systems that are more resilient and those that are less. The COVID-19 pandemic was associated with a 45% decline in traffic for the world’s largest airports, while it was around 65% across

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Reported Daily New Cases, 2020

Source: Data from European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Note: 7 days moving average. [NOTE: Figure being updated] The COVID-19 pandemic can be represented as three major waves in addition to a stealth phase, all of which illustrative of the diffusion cycle of a pandemic. First wave (emergence and

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Distribution and Related Logistics Activities

Source: Adapted from P.O. Roberts (2003) Supply Chain Management: New Directions for Developing Economies, PSD Professionals’ Forum. A transaction between a supplier and a customer involves the transfer of inventory from one location to another. For a simple transaction, this can take the form of a single truckload. However, a

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Monthly Container Traffic at the Port of Los Angeles, 1995-2020

Source: Port of Los Angeles. The Los Angeles / Long Beach port cluster is the most important center of container port activity in the Americas. As of 2019, they jointly handled more than 16.9 million TEU, of which 9.3 million were accounted by Los Angeles. Like many North American container

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Number of Atlantic Tropical Cyclones by Month (1851-2018)

Source: NOAA Hurricane Research Division. The northern Atlantic is an area of hurricane activity mainly impacting the Caribbean, the Gulf of Mexico and the Eastern Seaboard. Atlantic tropical cyclones usually emerge in the mid The month of September represents peak cyclone activity over two dimensions, the first being the largest

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Container Shipping Costs and Cargo Value

Source: Adapted from OECD (2005) DSTI/DOT/MTC(2005)5/REV1, The role of changing transport costs and technology in industrial relocation. Note: 2 TEU per 1 FEU. Freight rate of $1,383 per TEU based on average spot freight rates between 2010 and 2019 for Shanghai-Europe and Shanghai-US West Coast trade routes. The cost relations

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Phases of Development of the Global Economy

Globalization is mostly a cumulative process based on changes in the modes of accumulation (how growth is generated) and their functional relations (how growth is structured). The capacity to produce (manufacturing) and distribute (transport) remain fundamental as vectors of economic development. Since the beginning of the Modern Era in the

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B.1 – Teaching Transport Geography

Author: Dr. Jean-Paul Rodrigue Transport geography has been part of the curriculum of many geography programs, providing significant conceptual and methodological contributions to the discipline and transportation studies. 1. Transport Geography Education Transportation geography is not a science, but dominantly a field of application. Many spatial theories are relying on

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Chapter 1 – Transportation and Geography

Mobility has always been a fundamental component of the economic and social life of societies. Contemporary economic processes have been accompanied by a significant increase in mobility and higher levels of accessibility. A historical perspective on the evolution of transport systems underlines the impacts of technological innovations and how transportation improvements

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