Efficiency Analysis of Operational Performance of Container Terminals of Sea Port, the Case of Dar es salaam Port

Mpogolo, Isaac Agust (2013) Efficiency Analysis of Operational Performance of Container Terminals of Sea Port, the Case of Dar es salaam Port. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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The growth of containerization in international trade, has created many problems for ports, i.e. higher requirements on terminals and infrastructure. Many container terminals are reaching their capacity limits and increasingly leading to traffic and port terminals congestion. With this in mind, the efficiency of container ports and terminals has become more ever important worldwide. It has been ascertained that port of Dar es salaam faces several challenges on efficiency and operational performance at its container terminals. Some of the challenges are; queing of ships at outer aunchorage waiting for berthing, congestions at yard storage area, causing delays on ship and slow yard delivering processes. The solution to increase capacity, either physical expansion or better utilization of resources, are often employed to alleviate the congestion and bottleneck problems that constrain the terminals performance. The situation call for alternative methods in solving the problems that weaken container terminals performance that are needed by management to increase capacity in terminals. This study tried to investigate and attempt to solve some of the problems that are leading to inefficiency operations at container terminals. The study was conducted on a sample of two terminals, TPA and TICTS terminal, the information was collected through survey with a broad base of qualitative and little quantative information about various characteristics of ports in terms of port infrastracture, maritime services and operational performance as the key factors for productivity and efficiency measurements. Much of the research has been focused on the marine interface or ship operations side of a container terminals,which leaves room for further research on the land-side interface where yard congestions contribute more to poor ship operations and overall terminal performance.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 600 Technology > 658 Gerneral management
Divisions: Faculty of Business Management > Department of Leadership and Governance
Depositing User: Mr Habibu Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2016 11:56
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2016 11:56
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/915

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