Research into the Methods of Analysing the Productivity Indicators of Transport Terminals

This article reports on a study undertaken to evaluate the methods used to analyze transport terminal productivity, notably airports. The author notes that, as the sector of transport is highly intensive in terms of investments into the infrastructure, the productivity of a terminal may play a crucial role in competing with other terminals. Productivity of a terminal is defined in terms of inputs and output. The majority of the available studies have been focused on the determination of functional dependence between inputs and output using the method of regressive analysis. In this article, the author explores the use of a Data Envelopment Analysis method as a tool for measuring productivity. This technique enables an accurate evaluation of terminal productivity by means of comparative analysis. As globalization becomes more prominent, terminals are losing their individuality and more significance is being attached to the characteristics of terminal interaction with other terminals. With this approach, an airport may assess itself to determine whether, at the current inputs, it still has potential for output growth.


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  • Accession Number: 01148112
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 29 2009 10:06AM