Approaching the Relative Productivity of Infrastructure in Mediterranean Container Terminals with the Use of DEA

O. Schinas, S. Papadimitriou
European Research Studies Journal, Volume I, Issue 4, 74-, 1998
EOI: 10.11214/thalassinos.01.04.006

Abstract:

The comparison of portsin terms of economic perfomance, infrastructure, marketing is an integral part of the strategic planning for policy makers, as well as for port managers and investors. In the functions of productivity and efficiency, some of the terms are defined in a deterministic way, while others, usually of a qualitative nature are estimated only subjectively. In addition, every port serves a different region or market or industry and enjoys different hinterland connections, status of ownership and management. Consequently the comparison of ports is difficult and risky process with the use of only one model, if not impossible.


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