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Container port efficiency and output measures

Wayne K. Talley

No 207601, 50th Annual Transportation Research Forum, Portland, Oregon, March 16-18, 2009 from Transportation Research Forum

Abstract: The output of container ports has generally been measured by its TEU throughput, the number of TEUs interchanged from one carrier to another. Unlike TEU throughput, an increase in the container port output measure, TEU throughput per unit of TEU time in port, in the short-run time period (for which port infrastructure is fixed) does imply a decrease in the port’s technical inefficiency. This output measure is consistent with measurements utilized by container port managers for investigating reductions in technical inefficiency at their ports – ship loading and unloading service rates. The time that TEUs are in port can be obtained from RFID sensors that are attached to containers.

Keywords: Research and Development/Tech Change/Emerging Technologies; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2009-03
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.207601

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