Evaluating container developing strategies for the Port of Kaohsiung: An exploratory analysis

Chin-shan Lu, Kuo Chung Shang, Min Guei Sung

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Abstract

This paper empirically evaluates crucial container developing strategies for the Port of Kaohsiung from the perspectives of port authorities, shipping academics and maritime firms. In terms of the level of effectiveness, the findings suggest that approval of direct shipping between Mainland and Taiwan is perceived as the most important strategic attribute to increase container cargo volume for the Port of Kaohsiung, followed by establishing integrated port information system, long term berth leasing agreement with carriers, simplified customs procedures, prompt response to carriers' needs, pricing flexibility, simplified port administration procedures, etc. Based on a factor analysis, four strategic dimensions are identified, namely, port administration and operational efficiency, services and marketing, pricing flexibility and incentive, and logistics. Theoretical and strategic implications of the research findings for the port authorities are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of International Forum on Shipping, Ports and Airports, IFSPA 2008 - Trade-Based Global Supply Chain and Transport Logistics Hubs
Subtitle of host publicationTrends and Future Development
Pages377-388
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2008
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Forum on Shipping, Ports and Airports, IFSPA 2008 - Trade-Based Global Supply Chain and Transport Logistics Hubs: Trends and Future Development - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 25 May 200828 May 2008

Conference

ConferenceInternational Forum on Shipping, Ports and Airports, IFSPA 2008 - Trade-Based Global Supply Chain and Transport Logistics Hubs: Trends and Future Development
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period25/05/0828/05/08

Keywords

  • Competitive strategies
  • Container
  • Factor analysis
  • Port

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Transportation

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