Impacts of Containerised Cargo Handling System in Logistics Performances: A Case of Tanzania Port Authority.

Yese,, Magenge (2020) Impacts of Containerised Cargo Handling System in Logistics Performances: A Case of Tanzania Port Authority. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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The study aimed at assess the impact of containerised cargo handling system in logistics performance at Tanzania Port Authority (TPA).Specifically the study aimed at assessing the storage facilities used for container handling, identifying the challenges facing internal operation procedures and the assessing the role of transport system in facilitating short container dwell time.The study employed descriptive case study design. In addition, the study employed a sample of 57 respondents. Simple random sampling was used to select this sample. Primary and secondary data collection methods were used. Both qualitative and quantitative approaches were employed. Questionnaire, interviews and observation were used for collecting primary data and while documentary review was used in collecting secondary data. Data analysis was done using content analysis for qualitative data and descriptive statistics (frequencies, percentages, Mean and standard deviations) was done for quantitative data, using SPSS software version 20.The findings revealed that in enhancing storage facilities, TPA employed technologies in cargo handling such as internet, EDI processing, wireless LANs and RFID technologies. The study also identified challenges such as inadequate container storage space, inadequate handling equipment’s. However, findings showed that trade fluctuations, poor inland modes of transport, IT system breakages affect logistics performance. Furthermore, transport was found to have significant positive effects on the roles of logistic. The study concluded that the containerized cargo handling system at TPA has not effectively contributed to logistic performances. The study recommends that the port should continue to improve handling equipments, increase terminal spaces, enhance information processing and improve inside and outside infrastructures.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 330 Economics
Divisions: Faculty of Business Management > Department of Accounting and Finance
Depositing User: Mr Habibu Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2021 08:52
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2021 08:52

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