Container port efficiency in emerging and more advanced markets

Yen Chun Jim Wu*, Mark Goh

*Corresponding author for this work

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The literature on container port efficiency has typically centered on ports in advanced markets or comparisons within regions. This study compares the efficiency of port operations in emerging markets (BRIC and the Next-11) with the more advanced markets (G7). We use data envelopment analysis to evaluate the container ports based on the import and export cargo volumes in 2005. Our results suggest that none of the ports in the advanced markets are role models for the field. This study provides a first step towards gaining insights into port efficiency in emerging markets.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1030-1042
Number of pages13
JournalTransportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Nov
Externally publishedYes


  • Container ports
  • DEA
  • Data envelopment analysis
  • Efficiency
  • Emerging markets

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Transportation


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