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International benchmarking of container stevedoring

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    Productivity at Australian container terminals has improved significantly in absolute terms since 1997 according to this international benchmarking study. For the sample of ship calls and terminals studied, productivity improved also in relative terms. The productivity improvement at Australian terminals was generally greater than at overseas terminals between 1997 and 2002. The study suggests there may be scope for further gains in the relative performance of Australian terminals.

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    Paper provided by EconWPA in its series General Economics and Teaching with number 0307006.

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    Date of creation: 10 Jul 2003
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    Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpgt:0307006

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    Keywords: Awards; Baggage; Benchmarking; Bulk Cargo; Break-bulk Cargo; Container Stevedoring; Containers; Contracting; Cranes; Cruise Ships; Customs; Enterprise Bargaining; Exporters; Exports; Fertiliser; Government Charges; Importers; Imports; Manning; Marine; Maritime; Mooring; Occupational Health and Safety; Outsourcing; Performance; Pilotage; Port Authority; Port-land Interface; Ports; Productivity; Quarantine; Redundancy; Remuneration; Rostering; Sea Trade; Shift Work; Stevedoring; Terminal; Terminal Operations; Towage; Unmooring; Waterfront; Wheat; Work Arrangements; Workplace Agreements;

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    Cited by:
    1. Santiago Herrera & Gaobo Pang, 2008. "Eficiency of Infrastructure: The Case of Container Ports," Economia, ANPEC - Associação Nacional dos Centros de Pósgraduação em Economia [Brazilian Association of Graduate Programs in Economics], vol. 9(1), pages 165-194.
    2. Bichou, Khalid, 2013. "An empirical study of the impacts of operating and market conditions on container-port efficiency and benchmarking," Research in Transportation Economics, Elsevier, vol. 42(1), pages 28-37.
    3. Cheon, SangHyun, 2007. "World Port Institutions and Productivity: Roles of Ownership, Corporate Structure, and Inter-port Competition," University of California Transportation Center, Working Papers qt7t64h5wr, University of California Transportation Center.

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