Off-campus WMU users: To download campus access articles, please use the following link to log in with your WMU ID and password: log in to proxy server

Document Type

Article Restricted

Publication Date

2013

Journal Title

JOURNAL OF TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS ENGINEERING AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Volume Number

5

Issue Number

13

First Page

10

Last Page

15

Abstract

Following the implementation of the twelfth consecutive Five-Year Plan, the development pattern of coastal container ports in China has been shifted, which requires higher port efficiency and an improved development mode. The three-stage DEA (Data Envelopment Analysis) model is applied on the basis of input-output cross-sectional data of 42 coastal container terminals in China. The model statistically evaluates the comprehensive efficiency, the pure technical efficiency and the scale efficiency of coastal container terminals. The outcome shows that the efficiency of coastal container terminals is rather low in China, and scale inefficiency is the primary reason. There is a big difference in terminal efficiency of different port groups. The terminal efficiency of Yangtze River Delta and Bohai Rim is relatively high, but Southeast Coast and Pearl River Delta’s is comparatively low. Furthermore, there is an excessive waste in the input of container terminal development in China. In the final section, suggestions are proposed for the existing problems in port developments.

Share

COinS