Sustainable Supply Chain and Sustainability Performance in Container Terminal Operators in the Port of Kaohsiung

The purpose of this study is to examine the effect of sustainable supply chain on sustainability performance for container terminal operators in the Port of Kaohsiung. Sustainable supply chain consists of internal collaboration and external collaboration. Based on a factor analysis, three internal collaboration are identified, namely, communication and participation, employee training, and green ship. External collaboration can be divided into three factors, including supplier collaboration, partner collaboration, and customer collaboration, whereas sustainability performance can be categorized into environmental, social performance and economic performance. A structural equation modeling (SEM) approach was employed to examine the relationships between the variables. Results indicated that internal collaboration and external collaboration were positively associated with sustainability performance. This research also found that internal collaboration had a positive influence on external collaboration. Practical and theoretical implications from the research findings in improving sustainable development for container terminal operators are discussed in this research.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 425-434
  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the International Forum on Shipping, Ports and Airports (IFSPA) 2013: Trade, Supply Chain Activities and Transport: Contemporary Logistics and Maritime Issues

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  • Accession Number: 01496829
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9789623677677
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 24 2013 3:57PM