Applying Metafrontier Approach to Evaluate the Efficiency of Major Container Ports

As global container volume has been increasing year by year, liner shipping has become the dominant way of global transportation. The container ports are playing important roles because they provide an interface to exchange containers between sea and land. Running such a business is very costly and the service of the berth and yard cannot be reserved. Therefore, port operators are concerning their efficiency which influences their competiveness. In addition to evaluating the efficiency of major container ports in the world, all decision making unit (DMU) were further divided into four groups: Europe, America, Middle East/Africa and Asia Pacific to compare the efficiency between the four groups. In the empirical study, two inputs variables (length of container berths and the number of gantry cranes) and one output variable (container handling volume) were taken into account, and the Metafrontier approach was applied to measure Malmquist productivity index (MPI) in this study.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 351-358
  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the International Forum on Shipping, Ports and Airports (IFSPA) 2015: Empowering Excellence in Maritime and Air Logistics: Innovation Management and Technology

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  • Accession Number: 01609699
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9789623677967
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 8 2016 4:36PM