A special issue of International Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics
In recent years, sea ports have experienced a period of rapid growth along with intense inter-port rivalry as a consequence of hinterland development. Port benchmarking technique has become a vital tool for port management bodies to compare the activity of a port with that of its competitors regionally and internationally.
This special issue is devoted to publishing the latest and significant results only on regional or international comparative benchmarking analysis of sea ports. Innovative papers on benchmarking seaports at regional/international level using either data envelopment analysis or stochastic frontier models are particularly encouraged. The use of other innovative models for port benchmarking is also welcome.
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to:
- Port comparative analysis at regional level
- Port comparative analysis at international level
- Use of DEA, stochastic frontier, or other innovative models for port benchmarking
Submission deadline: 31 January 2009
Notification of the initial decision: 30 April 2009
Notification of acceptance: 31 July 2009