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Determinants of global logistics hub ports: Comparison of the port development policies of Taiwan, Korea, and Japan

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Yang, Y-C and Chen, S-L, Determinants of global logistics hub ports: Comparison of the port development policies of Taiwan, Korea, and Japan, Transport Policy, 45, (1) pp. 179-189. ISSN 0967-070X (2016) [Refereed Article]

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tranpol.2015.10.005

DOI: doi:10.1016/j,tranpol.2015.10.005

Abstract

This paper explores global logistics hub port assessment criteria, and compares the competitiveness of three major international hub ports in Northeast Asia, namely the ports of Busan, Tokyo, and Kaohsiung, from a logistics perspective employing a hybrid multi-criteria decision-making approach incorporating the analytical hierarchy process (AHP) and gray relational analysis (GRA). A total of 20 assessment criteria are obtained under the five dimensions of political–economic environment, operating environment, cost environment, infrastructure facilities environment, and preferential incentive environment. The AHP results show that, from the perspective of all respondents, the top five assessment criteria are transport and distribution costs, convenience of customs clearance procedures, harbor and stevedoring costs, cost of land, and soundness of investment system and incentive measures. Based on GRA outcomes, Busan has the highest level of satisfaction as a global logistics hub port, followed by Tokyo and Kaohsiung.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:global logistics, hub ports, AHP, GRA
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Transportation and Freight Services
Research Field:Air Transportation and Freight Services
Objective Division:Transport
Objective Group:Water Transport
Objective Field:Port Infrastructure and Management
Author:Chen, S-L (Dr Peggy Chen)
ID Code:104940
Year Published:2016
Web of Science® Times Cited:10
Deposited By:Maritime and Logistics Management
Deposited On:2015-11-27
Last Modified:2017-10-19
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