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The size effect of a port on the container handling efficiency level and market share in internation transshipment flow

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Authors
Jung, Chang-Mu; Sohn, Jeong-Rak
Issue Date
2009-04
Publisher
Taylor & Francis
Citation
Maritime Policy & Management, 36(2), 117-129
Keywords
inter-port competitionmega hub port strategySFAtransshipment
Abstract
This study examines the relationship between the size of a port, its efficiency increase and the performance growth in the transshipment market. The hypothesis tested is that the bigger size of a port would increase the market share of the port in container transshipment; only when the size effect guarantees better relative container handling efficiency in competing port system where the port belongs. To verify the hypothesis, this study carries out two analyses. First, the overall efficiency change of major Asian ports is examined through stochastic frontier analysis (SFA).this produces the relative efficiency indices of the ports. Second, the relationship between efficiency indices and container transshipment volumes is studied through panel data analysis. From these analyses, it is observed that larger Asian ports show better cargo handling efficiency in relative terms; they also record bigger market share in container transshipment, while the size effect of the ports starts to play a factor when the annual container throughput reaches 5 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU).
ISSN
0308-8839 (print)
1464-5254 (online)
Language
English
URI
https://hdl.handle.net/10371/7288
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1080/03088830902868057
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