Title

Assessment of hub status among Asian ports from a network perspective

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

7-2009

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Network-based connectivity index, Network-based cooperation index, Port competitiveness, Stability of hub status

Discipline

Asian Studies | Operations and Supply Chain Management | Transportation

Research Areas

Operations Management

Publication

Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice

Volume

43

Issue

6

First Page

593

Last Page

606

ISSN

0965-8564

Identifier

10.1016/j.tra.2009.04.004

Publisher

Elsevier

Additional URL

http://doi.org/10.1016/j.tra.2009.04.004