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Determinants of Port Infrastructure Pricing


Bandara, YM and Nguyen, H-O and Chen, S, Determinants of Port Infrastructure Pricing, Port Economics 2012 Proceedings, December 10-11, 2012, Singapore, pp. 1-16. (2013) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Despite many theories on port pricing have been discussed in literature, e.g. cost-based, market based and cost-benefit theories, empirical research on this topic remains very limited. Especially, no study has been found to investigate the determinants of port infrastructure charges. This paper seeks to empirically analyse port infrastructure charges using the data of 159 worldwide ports across different geographic regions. The result of simultaneous equation regression with channel dues and berth occupancy charges as the (dependent) variables representing port infrastructure charges indicates that the pricing of seaport infrastructure is primarily cost-based but other factors also relevant to the port pricing models are actually used by the ports. Among those factors, in particular, demand and the port management and governance model have been found to significantly impact port infrastructure charges. Given the explanatory nature of its research, the paper also discusses the limitations and implications for port authorities, policy makers and future research.

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Item Type:Non Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:Port infrastructure pricing, channel/port dues, berth occupancy charge, Port
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, YM (Mr Yapa Bandara)
UTAS Author:Nguyen, H-O (Associate Professor Oanh Nguyen)
UTAS Author:Chen, S (Associate Professor Peggy Chen)
ID Code:84324
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:NC Ports and Shipping
Deposited On:2013-05-07
Last Modified:2013-06-20
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