Empirical Analysis on Productivity of Container Terminal in Tanzanian: A Case of Dar es Salaam Port General Cargo Container Terminal

Mwisila, Lucas Pastory (2018) Empirical Analysis on Productivity of Container Terminal in Tanzanian: A Case of Dar es Salaam Port General Cargo Container Terminal. ["eprint_fieldopt_thesis_type_phd" not defined] thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This thesis presents an empirical analysis on productivity of Dar es Salaam Port General Cargo Container Terminal (DSM Port GCCT). The study examined productivity of DSM Port GCCT; determined DSM Port GCCT productivity model; and analysed future trend of the container traffic. The quantitative research method was used and numerical data were collected, analysed and discussed. The major findings in this study were that; DSM Port GCCT is productive due to increase in container terminal throughput (CTP) and container moves per hour (CMPH). DSM port GCCT productivity model has explanatory (predictors) variables that are jointly significant. The predictors have neither long-run nor short-run relationships because they are weak to stimulate the respondent variable. The weaknesses include the controversy that tonnage (TN1) and container ships (CS1) are decreasing while the container terminal throughput (CTP1) is increasing. On the other hand, the port is faced with congestion and delay despite the fact that, the increase in container moves per hour (CMPH1) increased CTP1. The scenario implies that the increase in CMPH1 does not reduce ship turnaround time. Also the increase in dwell time (DT1) makes containers stay longer at the port before being cleared. Furthermore, the container traffic forecast shows that the container terminal throughput will increase, hence terminal developments and fast container handling automations are required. It is recommended that, review of policies on tariffs, terminal operations, productivity factors, trade, financing and transport operations; and further study on productivity of the quay, yard, gate and cost effective areas be carried out.

Item Type: Thesis (["eprint_fieldopt_thesis_type_phd" not defined])
Subjects: 600 Technology > 658 Gerneral management
Divisions: Faculty of Business Management > Department of Leadership and Governance
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2018 13:40
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2018 13:40
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/2081

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