Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

7-2013

Abstract

Previous research on port efficiency focuses primarily on the provider’s perspective and assumes that maximizing the output is always desirable. This paper recognizes that maximizing the final output does not necessarily guarantee an efficient system and the notion of port efficiency and service effectiveness needs to be considered from the perspectives of both the provider and the consumer of the port service. The paper proposes a network-DEA model to evaluate the performances of 30 seaports worldwide. The concurrent consideration of efficiency scores from the network-DEA model and the traditional DEA-CCR model will offer valuable insights to port operators on how to improve port performances as part of a seaborne cargo supply chain.

Keywords

Seaborne cargo supply chain, port efficiencies, freight transportation, port service benchmarking

Discipline

Asian Studies | Operations and Supply Chain Management | Transportation

Research Areas

Operations Management

Publication

Polish Maritime Research

Volume

20

Issue

SI

First Page

20

Last Page

31

ISSN

2083-7429

Identifier

10.2478/pomr-2013-0024

Publisher

DeGruyter

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.2478/pomr-2013-0024

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