Title

Port performance in Asia: Does economic efficiency imply environmental efficiency

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

12-2010

Abstract

Atmospheric and water pollution are two main sources of negative environmental externalities generated by shipping. This study recognizes the negative externalities in the production of port services in East Asia by explicitly incorporating environmental impacts of shipping. Programming techniques are used to analyze 156 Origin–Destination pairs between 13 major East Asian ports, to derive the externality-augmented measures of port productivity and efficiency at the waterside. The results suggest that the inclusion of externality mitigation strategies can exert a considerable influence on efficiency performance.

Keywords

Seaports, Shipping and environmental efficiency, Maritime pollution, Technical and environmental efficiency

Discipline

Asian Studies | Operations and Supply Chain Management | Transportation

Research Areas

Operations Management

Publication

Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment

Volume

15

Issue

8

First Page

483

Last Page

488

ISSN

1361-9209

Identifier

10.1016/j.trd.2010.06.003

Publisher

Elsevier

Additional URL

http://doi.org/10.1016/j.trd.2010.06.003