Evaluation of factors for carrier selection in the China Pearl River delta

Peter C. Wong, Hong Yan, Colin Bamford

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Abstract

The efficient integration of logistics modes is critical for international cargo shipping. The local transportation connecting to the export port then plays a vital role in such integration. This paper investigates the problems of carrier selection in the China Pearl River delta area, with respect to international shipping. The analytical hierarchy process (AHP) model is constructed based on a comprehensive industrial interviews and statistical analysis. Rather than simply ranking the given alternatives, we use AHP is used to analyse the weakness and strength of impacting factors in carrier selection. The model is implemented under different types of shipper. Seven criteria are statistically summarized from the questionnaire for evaluating eight different modes. The results are useful to those liner companies serving the PRD region in relationship to port selection and fleet deployment.

LanguageEnglish
Pages27-52
Number of pages26
JournalMaritime Policy and Management
Volume35
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2008

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