Choosing a business model of container terminal operations

Chin-shan Lu, Pei Hsuan Chang

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Abstract

This chapter empirically identifies the crucial criteria for choosing a business model of container terminal operations from the viewpoint of the Taiwan International Ports Corporation (TIPC)—the former port authority of Kaohsiung, Keelung, Taichung, and Hualien in Taiwan. An analytic hierarchy process approach is employed to assess the relative importance of these criteria and business models. Results indicate that benefit and operational capability are the two most important criteria for selecting business models of container terminal operations. The optimal business model in the short to medium term for TIPC is “wholly-owned, operateoutsourced”, whereas “wholly-owned, operate-owned” is the optimal business model in the long term. Implications of the research findings for port corporations and global terminal operators are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Series in Operations Research and Management Science
Pages137-160
Number of pages24
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015

Publication series

NameInternational Series in Operations Research and Management Science
Volume220
ISSN (Print)0884-8289

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Applied Mathematics

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