Relative efficiencies of ASEAN container ports based on data envelopment analysis

Kutin, N, Nguyen, T and Vallee, T 2017, 'Relative efficiencies of ASEAN container ports based on data envelopment analysis', The Asian Journal of Shipping and Logistics, vol. 33, no. 2, pp. 67-77.


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Title Relative efficiencies of ASEAN container ports based on data envelopment analysis
Author(s) Kutin, N
Nguyen, T
Vallee, T
Year 2017
Journal name The Asian Journal of Shipping and Logistics
Volume number 33
Issue number 2
Start page 67
End page 77
Total pages 11
Publisher Korean Association of Shipping and Logistics
Abstract Ports play a critical role in the economies of many countries in the ASEAN region. Efficient ports facilitate a country's imports and exports, and the "relative efficiency" of a port is evaluated based on its efficiency compared to others in its group. This study analyzes the relative efficiencies of 50 ASEAN container ports and terminals. These ports are categorized according to their container handling system and location (those located in a riverbank connected to the sea are called "inland seaports" and those by the seaside are called "seaports"). The traditional output-oriented data envelopment analysis method is applied, and measures of super-efficiency constant returns to scale are estimated in order to compare the units situated on the efficiency frontier. The findings may support port managers in the ASEAN region to make decisions on whether to increase container traffic. In addition, policymakers may consider the evaluation results in deciding whether to improve the trans-ASEAN transport network and ASEAN trade competitiveness
Subject Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Transport Economics
Organisational Planning and Management
Keyword(s) Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA)
Container Ports Efficiency
ASEAN container ports
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ISSN 2092-5212
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