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The challenges of Malaysian dry ports development


Jeevan, J and Chen, S and Lee, Eon, The challenges of Malaysian dry ports development, The Asian Journal of Shipping and Logistics, 31, (1) pp. 109-134. ISSN 2092-5212 (2015) [Refereed Article]


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2015, The Korean Association of Shipping and Logistics, Inc. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.ajsl.2015.03.005


This paper examines the functions and challenges of dry ports development in Malaysia through 11 face-to-face interviews with dry port stakeholders. The findings reveal that Malaysian dry ports are developed to accelerate national and international business, to activate intermodalism in the nation, to promote regional economic development and to enhance seaport competitiveness. Malaysian dry ports perform the function of transport and logistics, information processing, seaports and value-added services. Challenges facing Malaysian dry ports include insufficient railway tracks, unorganized container planning on the rail deck, highly dependent on single mode of transportation, poor recognition from the seaport community, and competition from localized seaports. This paper further indicates strategies for coping with these challenges and identifies future opportunities for Malaysian dry ports development.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Dry ports
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Transportation, logistics and supply chains
Research Field:Transportation, logistics and supply chains not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Transport
Objective Group:Other transport
Objective Field:Multimodal transport
UTAS Author:Jeevan, J (Mr Jagan Jeevan)
UTAS Author:Chen, S (Associate Professor Peggy Chen)
UTAS Author:Lee, Eon (Dr Eon-Seong Lee)
ID Code:100803
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Maritime and Logistics Management
Deposited On:2015-05-28
Last Modified:2016-02-09
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