Assessment of hub status among Asian ports from a network perspective
This paper proposes a novel network-based hub port assessment (NHPA) model through explicit formulations of connectivity and cooperation indices. Such a model is useful for port operators and policy makers to evaluate the relative influences of various quality characteristics from which carriers base their port choices on and identify port partners. Key insights can be obtained for port authorities to improve their port infrastructures and operations to achieve a competitive and sustainable hub port status. Three comprehensive case studies are conducted to assess the current standings and potentials of major Asian ports within networks of major carriers.
Network-based connectivity index, Network-based cooperation index, Port competitiveness, Stability of hub status
Asian Studies | Operations and Supply Chain Management | Transportation
Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice
LOW, Joyce M. W.; LAM, Shao Wei; and TANG, Loon Ching.
Assessment of hub status among Asian ports from a network perspective. (2009). Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice. 43, (6), 593-606. Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business.
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