Future of Container Shipping in Iranian Ports: Traffic and Connectivity Index Forecast

Rapid development of maritime container transport within the last two decades encouraged port authorities to focus on a more precise traffic forecast in order to cope with software and hardware requirements just in time. It has been the case for Iranian Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) to map marine traffic until 2025. This has been performed in this paper based on three distinct scenarios, namely, "simplified continuous growth," "port best experience replication," and "regional best practice" for four main container ports of the country based on seventeen years recorded trade data. Such results should be used as input to assess smoothness of port functions in future. Besides, Liner Shipping Connectivity Index (LSCI) has been discussed to draw Iran's probable participation in the global container trade and shipping services within the next ten years.


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  • Accession Number: 01666128
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 15 2018 12:06PM