Title: Analysis of technical efficiency and eco-efficiency in container terminals

Authors: Gabriela Assunção Siqueira; Ilton Curty Leal Jr.; Letícia Ciqueira Da Cunha; Vanessa De Almeida Guimarães; Ricardo César Da Silva Guabiroba

Addresses: Universidade Federal Fluminense – UFF, Rua 41J, 21, Vila Santa Cecilia, Volta Redonda, RJ, 27.255-490, Brazil ' Administration Postgraduate Program – PPGA, Universidade Federal Fluminense – UFF, R. Desembargador Ellis Hermídio Figueira, 783, Bloco A, Sala 304, Aterrado, Volta Redonda, RJ, 27.213-415, Brazil ' Universidade Federal Fluminense – UFF, Rua Dorcino Costa de Oliveira, 431, São Francisco, Valença, RJ, 27.600-000, Brazil ' Centro Federal de Educação Tecnológica Celso Suckow da Fonseca – CEFET/RJ, Rua do Areal, 522, Sala 6D, Parque Mambucaba, Angra dos Reis, RJ, 23953-030, Brazil ' Administration Postgraduate Program – PPGA, Universidade Federal Fluminense – UFF, R. Desembargador Ellis Hermídio Figueira, 783, Bloco A, Sala 305, Aterrado, Volta Redonda, RJ, 27.213-415, Brazil

Abstract: This paper shows the results of performance assessments of 15 container terminals in Brazil, considering both eco-efficiency and technical efficiency measures. It was necessary to determine indicators and measures in order to apply a multi-criteria decision-making technique known as grey relational analysis, to aggregate values that have different scales and units of measurement and to rank the container terminals according to their performance levels. It was possible to determine that higher performance levels in eco-efficiency do not, necessarily, mean that higher technical performance is taking place. Variations in the weights assigned to technical efficiency and eco-efficiency measures might influence the performance ranking of the terminals.

Keywords: container terminal; eco-efficiency; performance assessment; grey relational analysis; GRA; technical efficiency.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSTL.2017.086351

International Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics, 2017 Vol.9 No.5, pp.562 - 579

Available online: 19 Jun 2017 *

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