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Assessment criteria for global logistics hub ports in Northeast Asia


Yang, YC and Chen, S, Assessment criteria for global logistics hub ports in Northeast Asia, Proceedings of the 2014 International Association of Maritime Economists Conference, 15-18 July 2014, Norfolk, Virginia, USA, pp. 1-18. (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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A global logistics hub port refers to a port in a strategic location at the intersection of major trunk and feeder systems, where there is a logistics park or free trade zone in the port hinterland to provide integrated value-added logistics services in addition to traditional port functions. This paper explores global logistics hub port assessment criteria, and compares the competitiveness of three major international ports in Northeast Asia, namely the ports of Busan, Tokyo, and Kaohsiung, from a logistics perspective. This paper employed a hybrid decision-making approach incorporating the analytical hierarchy process (AHP) and gray relational analysis (GRA). A total of 20 assessment criteria under the five dimensions of political-economic environment, operating environment, cost environment, infrastructure facilities environment, and preferential incentive environment were determined. The AHP results showed that, from the perspective of all respondents, the top five assessment criteria were transport and distribution costs, convenience of customs clearance procedures, harbor and stevedoring costs, cost of land, and soundness of investment system and incentive measures. In terms of GRA outcomes, Busan had the highest level of satisfaction to be a global logistics hub port, followed by Tokyo and Kaohsiung. Based on the empirical findings, this paper presents policy implications for ports that intend to become global logistics hub ports

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:global logistics hub port
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Transportation, logistics and supply chains
Research Field:Logistics
Objective Division:Transport
Objective Group:Water transport
Objective Field:Port infrastructure and management
UTAS Author:Chen, S (Associate Professor Peggy Chen)
ID Code:93879
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Maritime and Logistics Management
Deposited On:2014-08-20
Last Modified:2018-03-15

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