IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/a/taf/marpmg/v30y2003i2p165-173.html
   My bibliography  Save this article

Port choice behaviour--from the perspective of the shipper

Author

Listed:
  • An-Shuen Nir
  • Kuang Lin
  • Gin-Shuh Liang

Abstract

A good or bad points of ports service system may affect the user's port choice behaviour, or even influence the cost of the whole fleet or shipper, so port choice is an important part of port transportation demand behaviour. There are three regions from north, centre to south in the west coast of Taiwan. There are three international container ports (northern, central and southern) on the west coast of Taiwan, with 229 kilometres between the northern and southern ones. This paper focuses one aspect of shippers' port choice behaviour. Through the collection and analysis of data and setting up the model, one knows the preference of shippers' choice. In the past, the method of research on port choice behaviour can be divided into four types, namely descriptive statistics analysis, multi-objective decision analysis, multi-variate analysis and multiple choice analysis. Each method has its characteristics and restriction to make the analysis research differently. This paper first describes the methodology and brings the result of port choice. Using the revealed preference multinomial logical model, the writer proceeds to the analysis of shippers' choice behaviour. In the analysis model, not only the basic choice model was set up, but also the experienced and competitive port choice models were derived. So, it will be easier to understand the affection of the past and present time experience on port choice. It will also know whether the differences of routes, frequencies and port service will make a competition.

Suggested Citation

  • An-Shuen Nir & Kuang Lin & Gin-Shuh Liang, 2003. "Port choice behaviour--from the perspective of the shipper," Maritime Policy & Management, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 30(2), pages 165-173, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:marpmg:v:30:y:2003:i:2:p:165-173
    DOI: 10.1080/0308883032000069262
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10.1080/0308883032000069262
    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:taf:marpmg:v:30:y:2003:i:2:p:165-173. 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: (Chris Longhurst). General contact details of provider: http://www.tandfonline.com/TMPM20 .

    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.