Analysis of Container Throughput Determinants: A Case Study on Indonesia’s Four Major Ports in Global Maritime Trade

Nurauliya, Roudhotul Sofa (2020) Analysis of Container Throughput Determinants: A Case Study on Indonesia’s Four Major Ports in Global Maritime Trade. Other thesis, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember.

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As much as 80% of the global trade is entrusted to maritime logistics with 24% of it is shipped in containerized cargoes. Hence, ports become the main gateway in the overall door-to-door supply chain. The nature of maritime trade involves activities across borders and bilateral or even multilateral partnerships. Therefore, factors related to economy in large-scale—or also known as macroeconomics factors—may impose the port performance. The port performance can be measured through its container throughput. Therefore, aside from looking out for the external factors, port operators are still bound to maintain their logistics performance i.e. container throughput. With that being said, Indonesia as a maritime country should be able to leverage their maritime logistics potential. In order to shed a light on how the economic trends and logistics aspects affect the ports in Indonesia, this research attempts to model the relationship by using panel data regression method. Using the data from 29 ports from 26 countries in the period of 2009—2018, the study found that maritime logistics factors of connectivity indices (PLSCI and LSBCI) are influencing positively the container throughput, while the presence of multimodal facility shows otherwise. In the context of macroeconomic, gross domestic product (GDP) and bilateral trade intensity index (TII) indicates a positive association with container throughput which contradicts with the presence of free-trade agreements that affects negatively on the container throughput. Results also indicate that exchange rate volatility has no strong evidence to be associated with port container throughput. The exploration results from various interaction effects are also taken into account in respect to the four major ports in Indonesia—Tanjung Priok Port, Tanjung Perak Port, Belawan Port, and Makassar Port. The result can be used to alert the policy-makers or decision-makers regarding the strategies to increase maritime trade performance in terms of port container throughput.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Macroeconomics, Maritime Logistics, Panel Data Regression, Port Container Throughput
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA278.2 Regression Analysis. Logistic regression
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Industrial Technology and Systems Engineering (INDSYS) > Industrial Engineering > 26201-(S1) Undergraduate Thesis
Depositing User: Roudhotul Sofa Nurauliya
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2020 04:52
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2023 10:19

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