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Factors Influencing Selection of Container Shipping Lines in Pakistan – A Logistics Perspective

Batool Iqbal and Danish Siddiqui ()
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Batool Iqbal: University of Karachi

Asian Business Review, 2017, vol. 7, issue 1, 35-44

Abstract: The purpose of this study is to understand the most influential factors affecting the selection of container shipping lines in Karachi, Pakistan and to assist shipping lines to formulate their strategies and long-term goals in accordance with key influential factors. Reliability, transport cost, responsiveness sand IT orientation and communication are the key influential factors in selection of container shipping lines. An online survey was conducted to acquire responses from shipping line customers i.e. freight forwarders, exporters, manufacturers etc. Questionnaires were sent to 350 individuals who have clear responsibility of selecting container shipping line based on their preferences and logistics requirement. Out of these 350 respondents, 150 usable responses were received having a response rate of 44%. Data was analyzed by using SPSS Statistics. Multiple regression tests were run to analyze the significance of influential factors on the selection of container shipping lines. Reliability test was also executed to indicate significance.

Keywords: container shipping lines; reliability; responsiveness; freight cost; IT orientation; communication (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D83 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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