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Determinants of port infrastructure pricing


Bandara, YM and Nguyen, H-O and Chen, S, Determinants of port infrastructure pricing, The Asian journal of shipping and logistics, 29, (2) pp. 187-206. ISSN 2092-5212 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.ajsl.2013.08.004


Despite many theories on port pricing have been discussed in literature, empirical research on this topic remains very limited. This paper seeks to empirically analyse port infrastructure charges using the simultaneous equation regression method and data of 159 seaports. The analysis result indicates that seaport infrastructure pricing is primarily cost-based but other factors are also relevant. These include demand, the governance model, legal structure and geographical region. Given the exploratory nature of its research, the paper also discusses the limitations and implications for port authorities, policy makers and future research.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Seaports, Port charges, Infrastructure Pricing, Simultaneous Equation Regression
Research Division:Economics
Research Group:Applied economics
Research Field:Transport economics
Objective Division:Transport
Objective Group:Water transport
Objective Field:Port infrastructure and management
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:86373
Year Published:2013
Web of Science® Times Cited:14
Deposited By:NC Ports and Shipping
Deposited On:2013-09-10
Last Modified:2018-04-05

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