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Influential factors in port infrastructure tariff formulation, implementation and revision


Bandara, MY and Nguyen, H-O, Influential factors in port infrastructure tariff formulation, implementation and revision, Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 85 pp. 220-232. ISSN 0965-8564 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.tra.2016.01.011


The process of formulation, revision and approval of port infrastructure tariffs is complex and involves different stakeholders. The extant literature focuses more on port pricing research but pays less attention to the practice of port infrastructure tariff setting. This paper aims to identify and analyses the influential factors in the port infrastructure tariff formulation process using survey data collected from 67 port authorities. Exploratory factor analysis (EFA) is first conducted before confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) is applied to analyse the latent factors underlying port infrastructure tariff setting. The analysis results suggested the four factors influential to infrastructure tariff practice, namely tariff policies, transparency, tariff regulation and stakeholder participation. The paper also presents the implications for port authorities, management and stakeholders.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:port infrastructure tariffs, tariff formulation, tariff revision, tariff implementation and factor analysis, pricing, maritime transport, ports, transport policy
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:Other transport not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Bandara, MY (Mr Mahinda Bandara)
UTAS Author:Nguyen, H-O (Associate Professor Oanh Nguyen)
ID Code:112215
Year Published:2016
Web of Science® Times Cited:11
Deposited By:Maritime and Logistics Management
Deposited On:2016-10-31
Last Modified:2022-08-29

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