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Malaysian container seaport-hinterland connectivity: status, challenges and strategies


Chen, S-L and Jeevan, J and Cahoon, S, Malaysian container seaport-hinterland connectivity: status, challenges and strategies, Asian Journal of Shipping and Logistics, 32, (3) pp. 127-137. ISSN 2092-5212 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.ajsl.2016.09.001


This paper adopts a qualitative methodology to assess the Malaysian container seaport-hinterland connectivity from the perspective of its physical properties. The findings reveal that although Malaysia's major container seaports are connected to the hinterlands through road and rail transport, they are highly dependent on road. These seaports are also connected to inland freight facilities such as dry ports and ICDs, which are positioned as transit points to help connect exporters and importers in the hinterlands to seaports as well as facilitating regional and cross-border trades. This paper suggests that the quality of hinterland connectivity of Malaysian container seaports could be improved by implementing strategies which tackle the existing challenges including overcoming an extremely imbalanced modal split, insufficient rail capacity and limited train services, increasing road congestion and the limitations of space restriction in some inland facilities.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Malaysia, hinterland connectivity, container seaports, inland facilities
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:Chen, S-L (Associate Professor Peggy Chen)
UTAS Author:Jeevan, J (Mr Jagan Jeevan)
UTAS Author:Cahoon, S (Professor Stephen Cahoon)
ID Code:112304
Year Published:2016
Web of Science® Times Cited:18
Deposited By:Maritime and Logistics Management
Deposited On:2016-11-03
Last Modified:2017-10-20

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