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Title: Evaluation of factors for carrier selection in the China Pearl River delta
Authors: Wong, PC 
Yan, H 
Bamford, C
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Source: Maritime policy and management, 2008, v. 35, no. 1, p. 27-52 How to cite?
Journal: Maritime policy and management 
Abstract: The efficient integration of logistics modes is critical for international cargo shipping. The local transportation connecting to the export port then plays a vital role in such integration. This paper investigates the problems of carrier selection in the China Pearl River delta area, with respect to international shipping. The analytical hierarchy process (AHP) model is constructed based on a comprehensive industrial interviews and statistical analysis. Rather than simply ranking the given alternatives, we use AHP is used to analyse the weakness and strength of impacting factors in carrier selection. The model is implemented under different types of shipper. Seven criteria are statistically summarized from the questionnaire for evaluating eight different modes. The results are useful to those liner companies serving the PRD region in relationship to port selection and fleet deployment.
Description: Special issue with papers presented at the International Forum on Policy and Management in Shipping, Ports and Airports, Hong Kong, was organized by the Department of Logistics at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in May 2007
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/10460
ISSN: 0308-8839
EISSN: 1464-5254
DOI: 10.1080/03088830701848854
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