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Influential factors of Malaysian dry port operations


Jeevan, J and Chen, S and Cahoon, S, Influential factors of Malaysian dry port operations, The Role of Maritime Clusters and Innovation in Shaping Future Global Trade: Proceedings of the IAME 2015 conference, 23-27 August, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, pp. 1-22. (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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This paper examines the influential factors of Malaysian dry port operations by conducting a web-based survey of Malaysian dry port stakeholders. Multiple regressions were employed for analysing the data collected. The regression results reveal that among 30 factors investigated 12 were significantly important to Malaysian dry port operations. These include information system factors sufficient information sharing and providing accurate forecasting of freight; service features factors, i.e. customs clearance and value-added services; capacity factors such as adequate highway and wide roads, sufficient operational equipment and sufficient space for current and future container storage; government policy factors including public-private partnerships (PPP), seaport policy and cabotage policy; and hinterland condition factors i.e. road connectivity and the strategic location of dry ports.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:dry port operations
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:Jeevan, J (Mr Jagan Jeevan)
UTAS Author:Chen, S (Associate Professor Peggy Chen)
UTAS Author:Cahoon, S (Associate Professor Stephen Cahoon)
ID Code:104943
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Maritime and Logistics Management
Deposited On:2015-11-27
Last Modified:2016-08-04
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