Types of supply chain risks and their resilience

Added a new page discussing the main supply chain risks and for each type of risk which supply chain configuration is more resilient. Types of Supply Chain Risks and Their Resilience | The Geography of Transport Systems (transportgeography.org)

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Call for Papers: Aviation in the COVID19 Pandemic and Beyond

2022 Annual Meeting of the Association of American GeographersFebruary 25 – March 1, 2022 The COVID-19 pandemic has sparked the worst financial crisis in the century-long history of commercial aviation. Recovery has begun but very unevenly, and the future of airlines, airports, the many communities linked by aviation networks, and

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The most-traded goods, lead exporters and concentration levels

Added a page discussing that the concentration level of production is higher among exporters than importers, meaning that a few countries tend to account for a large share of the products traded on international markets. This can be associated with vulnerabilities in global supply chains. World’s Most Traded Goods, Lead

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Longest nonstop air routes (update)

A cluster of extreme long-distance air routes has emerged over the last decade, allowing to directly connect city-pairs in North America, East Asia, and the Middle East. The World’s Longest Nonstop Air Transport Routes, 2021 | The Geography of Transport Systems (transportgeography.org)

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Annual Air Transportation Growth and Economic Growth, 1950-2020 (update)

The Covid-19 pandemic represents the fourth time the industry experienced a decline. The most significant disruption experienced by air transportation and a strong divergence between passengers and freight activity, which was not apparent in previous phases. While the number of passenger-km declined by 65.6% between 2019 and 2020 (a loss of

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Share of World GPD, 1CE-2020 (update)

2020 data added. By 2020 China was able to reclaim a share of the global GDP similar to the one it help in the late 19th century. Share of the World’s GDP, 1CE – 2020 | The Geography of Transport Systems (transportgeography.org)

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Impacts of COVID-19 on Airport Activity, 2019-2020

The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic indicate a strong divergence between passenger and freight activities, with the largest airports fairing better. Impacts of COVID-19 on Airport Passenger and Freight Activity, 2019-2020 | The Geography of Transport Systems (transportgeography.org)

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Airport Terminals section updated

The section covering airport terminals has been updated to include recent developments, such as Covid-19. Dr. John Bowen of Central Washington University is the main author. 6.5 – Airport Terminals | The Geography of Transport Systems (transportgeography.org)

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Waves of Transport Development (update)

Updated a page depicting the major waves of technological development in transportation since the 18th century. Cumulative Waves of Transport Development | The Geography of Transport Systems (transportgeography.org)

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Peak globalization? World merchandise trade, 1960-2020

Global merchandise trade has peaked since around 2015. The share of trade in relation to the global GDP is steadily declining as well, from a peak of 50% to around 40%. Is this an indication that peak globalization has been reached, or will global trade continue to rapidly grow in

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