Title: Economic evaluation on container shipping route selection

Authors: Bo Lu; Han Qiao; Yuzhe Zhao; Xianfei Yang; Guowei Hua; Xiaoxu Zhang

Addresses: Research Center of Logistics, Dalian University, Dalian, China ' School of Economics and Management, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China ' School of Transportation and Management, Dalian Maritime University, Dalian, China ' School of Economics and Management, Dalain University, Dalian, China ' School of Economics and Management, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing, China ' School of Economics and Management, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

Abstract: The competition between each attractive container cargo port has been increasing drastically. Every port is striving to maintain the competitive edge and provide satisfactory services. This paper will provide an economic evaluation model which corresponds to the change of transshipment cargo volume of neighbour ports in North East Asia. The model, which classifies to Route 1 and Route 2, figures out an economic evaluation of the sea route, both routes hypothesise the Busan Port as a starting point. Basing on this model, it can generate an important data for deciding sea routes and calling ports of the shipping companies. Moreover, the shipping companies could improve a more efficient route and the related government authority or operational institution of each country could figure out the threshold of feeder cargo volume through this economic method.

Keywords: shipping sea route; container transshipment cargo; economy evaluation model.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMTM.2018.090059

International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management, 2018 Vol.32 No.2, pp.85 - 101

Available online: 30 Jan 2018 *

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