An Introduction to the Ports Growth Performance Evaluation Model (PGPE-Model)
13 Pages Posted: 9 Dec 2011
Date Written: December 8, 2011
This paper will present a new group of indicators to analyze the performance of ports. Hence, this paper is divided into two parts. The first part will present a new model of analysis to evaluate how the port cargo openness, the productivity level, the cargo expansion, and the technological change adaptability can affect directly on the marginal port productivity growth rate performance. This new model of analysis is entitled “the ports growth performance evaluation model (PGPE-Model).” The objective of the PGPE-Model is to offer policy makers and researchers new analytical tools to study the impact and trend of ports performance from a new perspective. The PGPE-Model application is not limited to the study of a special group of ports. It is not constrained by issued about the geographical area or development stage of the port. The PGPE-Model, in effects, is a simple and flexible scheme. The second part of this paper shows the results obtained by the application of PGPE-Model on different ports at Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea, Japan and China. The PGPE-Model general objective is to measure the evolution and vulnerability of the ports performance.
Keywords: Ports Productivity, Singapore, Malaysia, China, South Korea, Japan
JEL Classification: R40
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