Object structure

Title:

Efficiency measurement of container ports – a new opportunity for hinterland integration

Creator:

Flitsch, Verena

Subject and Keywords:

maritime transport ; supply chains ; competitiveness ; efficiency measurement ; DEA ; container ports ; hinterland

Abstract:

Changes in international production networks and maritime transport lead to a growing importance of container ports as nodes in international supply chains. Based on technology development and time-critical global production patterns ports are confronted with rising expectations on the performance of their sea and land side operations as well as on the seamless distribution of goods to the hinterland. In order to assess the comparative performance of ports in supply chains it has been accepted that efficiency ratings determined through benchmarking can be powerful tools. Next to simple key performance indicators complex production functions have experienced approval due to their ability to compare independent multiple input and output criteria. To benchmark container terminals the frontier function Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) has been applied frequently in the past ten years. But as the sea leg is in the main focus of past studies, measuring the efficiency of port hinterland connections still needs further clarification in the context of integrated supply chains.

Publisher:

Publishing House of Poznan University of Technology

Place of publication:

Poznań

Object type:

artykuł

Identifier:

e-ISSN 2083-4950 ; p-ISSN 2083-4942

Language:

eng

Relation:

Wydział Inżynierii Zarządzania ; Politechnika Poznańska ; Strona czasopisma

Rights Management:

Politechnika Poznańska

Publication date:

2012

Format:

pp. 163-173

Rights:

wszystkie prawa zastrzeżone

Access rights:

dla wszystkich w zakresie dozwolonego użytku

Rights holder:

Politechnika Poznańska

Digital object format:

application/pdf