Authors: Judit Oláh; Steffen Nestler; Thomas Nobel; Mónika Harangi-Rákos; József Popp
Addresses: Faculty of Economics and Business, Institute of Applied Informatics and Logistics, University of Debrecen, 4032 Debrecen, Hungary ' Deutsche GVZ-Gesellschaft mbH, 28359 Bremen, Germany ' Department Logistic Systems, Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics, 28359 Bremen, Germany ' Faculty of Economics and Business, Institute of Sectoral Economics and Methodology, University of Debrecen, 4032 Debrecen, Hungary ' Faculty of Economics and Business, Institute of Sectoral Economics and Methodology, University of Debrecen, 4032 Debrecen, Hungary
Abstract: Many German dry ports have already been successfully established and positioned in the past; however, several questions may arise. Can they keep pace with latest standards? Can they maintain their strong capabilities or are there locations in Europe, of whose achievements German dry ports can still 'learn'? What impulses come in turn from the German dry ports? The aim of this study was to illustrate the international logistics landscape and furthermore to give recommendations for the successful development of macro logistics concepts in Europe. The European ranking of 2015 is based in terms of its methodology on the scientific assessments of the authors. Therefore, it is evident that the results for example with use of a different weighting of the 40 evaluation criteria can certainly lead to different ranking results. In comparison to the first European Ranking 2010, there is no change among the TOP 3 in the ranking 2015.
Keywords: logistics services; dry port; macro logistics concept; hinterland; intermodal terminal; Europe.
International Journal of Applied Management Science, 2018 Vol.10 No.4, pp.269 - 289
Received: 08 Feb 2017
Accepted: 15 Aug 2017
Published online: 03 Oct 2018 *