Research about the efficiency of the world's major container ports has always being one of the hot issues in container port market. Especially when the “One Belt And One Road” initiative proposed in 2013, the pattern of the world container market is constantly changing. This study aims at examining the changes in world's top 20 international container ports in the new era of the shipping competition market. In current study, we obtained the input data from the Containerization International Yearbook and the journal of commerce annual top world container ports. The concept of ‘self-appraisal’ and ‘peer-appraisal’ is proposed to construct a new reclassification for clustering world's top container ports into three different types. This study exposes that the world's international container market is showing a good development momentum by the impact of the “One Belt And One Road” initiative. However, the situations of inputs surplus or waste resources also exist in some top international container ports. According to characteristics and demands of each port, we put forward some corresponding recommendations with which the operators can adjust their operations and marketing strategies.
Gan, Guo-Ya and Su, Jui-Yuan
"A New Reclassification in International Container Transport Market Based on the Impact of “One Belt And One Road” Initiative,"
Journal of Marine Science and Technology: Vol. 29:
1, Article 2.
Available at: https://jmstt.ntou.edu.tw/journal/vol29/iss1/2