An Examination of Port Choice Indicators and Critical Transportation Parameters as a Basis for Port Selection

In view of the growing international trade in Sub Saharan Africa, and very few studies done on the determinants of port choice from the Sub Saharan African port users perspective, this paper proves that efficiency is one of the critical determinants of port selection. Efficiency is a critical transportation parameter. The kernel of the paper is to examine port choice indicators and critical transportation parameters as a basis for port selection. Fifty-one business representative from Sub Saharan African countries responded to the questionnaire to indicate what they consider as critical in their importation and exportation of shipment via ports in Sub Saharan Africa. The paper established that critical transportation parameters and key port indicators are determinants in the choice of ports.


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  • Accession Number: 01751087
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 19 2020 9:03AM