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1 INDIAN OCEAN MARITIME HUB TRANSPORT Dr Jacques COULARDEAU (Ivan EVE, assistant) We will keep in mind this island and its string of harbours and ports. The main harbours are Colombo, Hambantota and Trincomalee. The port of Oluvil is under construction between Hambantota and Trincomalee. Jaffna is being redeveloped after the end of the LTTE insurgency. Historically the main harbour is Galle, today rather small.

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4 Admiral Zheng He’s voyages

5 Voyages of Zheng He

6 Zheng He's Voyages to the Western Sea: Zheng He onboard his Treasure Ship. “Even the father of modern-day China, Deng Xiaoping, the paramount leader of the communist party said: “Zheng He demonstrated that China needs to be open. The Ming Dynasty was one of the more prosperous era in Chinese history because of Zheng He opening up China to the world”, Dr Mike Teng, National University of Singapore

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8 Shanghai Cooperation Organization

9 HUB Hub-and- stoke system with radial links and rim links. Only first layer around the hub.

10 Hub-and-stoke system with transversal links from points 1 (green) and 8 (red) on the rim. Each point on the rim can be the starting point of its own hub-and-stoke system. We then get a real network than can be multimodal HUB

11 Commercial Ship Sizes (Transport / Nautical Terms) the difference between the loaded and the unloaded weights of a ship, Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged

12 FLAGS OF CONVENIENCE


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