PUBLIC SEAPORT OPERATIONS: A DYNAMIC COST BENEFIT MODEL

Seaports in the United States have been evaluated by two chief means. For intraport performance, measures of financial accounting and/or tonnage trends have been widely used. Variants of export-base analysis have been employed to render some sort of descriptive impact statement regarding port operations. The present work represents a departure from these information tools in the form of a model developed to evaluate and plan port performance. A form of cost-benefit analysis is employed to determine the direct outcomes registered by port operations. This format is extended in the form of an optimizaion problem using dynamic programming. The work uses a case-study approach where the outcomes of port operations are merged to concerns of public policy. The focus is on developing a planning model to aid the policy maker in determining the outcomes produced by port operations and developing strategies to improve upon these outcomes.

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    Taylor & Francis

    4 Park Square, Milton Park
    Abingdon,   United Kingdom  OX14 4RN
  • Authors:
    • Figura, R S
  • Publication Date: 1979-7

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  • Accession Number: 00303231
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 15 1980 12:00AM