Port efficiency: analysis of the main approaches for the Brazilian ports

Eficiência portuária: análise das principais metodologias para o caso dos portos brasileiros

More than 80% of the Brazilian international trade is by sea, so the port assumes an unquestionable importance in the process of national economic growth. It is also considered as a factor for socioeconomic development of regions nearby. In this context, the necessity to evaluate the port efficiency is essential to assure the competitiveness of the national products on external markets. This paper will analyze the two main approaches of evaluation of port efficiency, in particular, the Stochastic Frontiers and the Data Envelopment Analysis. It will show the main evidence of the performance of the existing techniques and which is the better for the case of the port efficiency. The Stochastic Frontiers are presented as the main advantage in comparing the results with technical parameters or normalized, however it only analyzes one product at a time. The Data Envelopment Analysis has, as an advantage, the possibility to analyze multiple products, though with a reduced number of samples.


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  • Accession Number: 01490718
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 29 2013 10:12AM