Examining Factors Influencing The Performance Of Port / Rail Interface: Case Study of Dar Es Salaam Port.

Elisante , P. Shekidele (2015) Examining Factors Influencing The Performance Of Port / Rail Interface: Case Study of Dar Es Salaam Port. Masters thesis, The Open University Of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study assessed examines factors influencing the performance of port/rail interface. More specifically, the study sought to assess the volume of cargo traffic handled by port/rail interface, identifying the factors affecting the performance of port/rail interface and also examining the efficiency of port/rail interface. The study adopted Descriptive research design where by a case study was selected Data were collected using interview, observations, questionnaire and documentary review. Both random and none-random Sampling procedures were used. A sample of 108 respondents was used. Data especially in quantitative were analyzed though Statistical Package for Social Scientist while in qualitative, the data were analyzed through the method of content analysis. The validity and reliability of data were tested through Cronbach’s test. Findings revealed that currently the condition of the cargo handling in the port is good and the main means of the transportation used to transport the cargo is road compared to other means as railway and air the finding also reveal that the currently port and railways interface is worse and unsatisfactory/ the main reasons for the poor performance of the port were found to be Poor emphasis in intermodal transport , Inefficiency of rail infrastructure, Economic policy, Financial resources and low technology used to handle cargo. It is recommended that there is need to improve total transportation system to improve supply chain, total transportation system to improve supply chain, investing in high technology in the port and also even revising the existing laws and regulations guiding ports and railways authorities

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 600 Technology > 658 Gerneral management
Divisions: Faculty of Business Management > Department of Leadership and Governance
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2016 10:03
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2016 10:03
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1469

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