IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/a/pal/marecl/v10y2008i3p229-242.html
   My bibliography  Save this article

Re-export Intensity and Trade Costs: Port Facilities and Services

Author

Listed:
  • Belaid Rettab

    (Data Management and Business Research, Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Dubai, United Arab Emirates)

  • Azzeddine Azzam

    () (Department of Agricultural Economics, Center for Agricultural & Food Industrial Organization, University of Nebraska – Lincoln, 103E Filley Hall, Lincoln, NE 68583-0922, USA.)

Abstract

With falling tariff and non-tariff barriers, lowering other trade costs related to the logistics of moving goods through ports is key to further facilitation of world trade. Such costs are now part of the language of several GATT articles of importance to WTO negotiations. This paper estimates the effect of various port costs on re-export intensity in six major Asian ports: Dubai, Manama, Mumbai, Bandar Abbas, Damman, and Hong Kong. What we find is that the cost of transportation and logistics is the most important factor affecting re-export intensity. We also find that re-export intensity is not dissimilar between the Asian ports reviewed except Hong Kong. Hong Kong seems to outperform the rest of the ports except Dubai. Maritime Economics & Logistics (2008) 10, 229–242. doi:10.1057/mel.2008.2

Suggested Citation

  • Belaid Rettab & Azzeddine Azzam, 2008. "Re-export Intensity and Trade Costs: Port Facilities and Services," Maritime Economics & Logistics, Palgrave Macmillan;International Association of Maritime Economists (IAME), vol. 10(3), pages 229-242, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:pal:marecl:v:10:y:2008:i:3:p:229-242
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: http://www.palgrave-journals.com/mel/journal/v10/n3/pdf/mel20082a.pdf
    File Function: Link to full text PDF
    Download Restriction: Access to full text is restricted to subscribers.

    File URL: http://www.palgrave-journals.com/mel/journal/v10/n3/full/mel20082a.html
    File Function: Link to full text HTML
    Download Restriction: Access to full text is restricted to subscribers.

    As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to search for a different version of it.

    More about this item

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:pal:marecl:v:10:y:2008:i:3:p:229-242. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Sonal Shukla) or (Springer Nature Abstracting and Indexing). General contact details of provider: http://www.palgrave-journals.com/ .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.