Efficiency benchmarking of Irish and North Atlantic Spanish ports: Implications for blue growthk

A. Tsakiridis*, I. Mateo-Mantecón, E. O'Connor, S. Hynes, C. O'Donoghue

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Abstract

This paper aims to assess the efficiency of Irish and North Atlantic Spanish ports in generating traffic and examine changes in efficiency over the period 2000-15. Specifically, technical efficiency scores are derived by using stochastic frontier analysis. Subsequently, cluster analysis is employed to develop a robust typology of ports for efficiency benchmarking. This paper has identified two clusters of ports with the estimated average technical efficiency of cluster 1 ports being much higher than the efficiency of cluster 2 ports. Differences in efficiency and main characteristics of clusters have persisted during the period 2000-15.

Original languageEnglish
Article number101268
Number of pages13
JournalUtilities Policy
Volume72
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2021

JEL classifications

  • o13 - "Economic Development: Agriculture; Natural Resources; Energy; Environment; Other Primary Products"

Keywords

  • European Atlantic ports
  • Ireland
  • Small and medium-sized ports
  • Spain
  • Stochastic frontier analysis
  • benchmarking
  • port
  • stochasticity
  • technical efficiency
  • COMPETITIVENESS
  • DEA
  • STOCHASTIC PRODUCTION FRONTIER
  • MARKET
  • DETERMINANTS
  • PERFORMANCE
  • CONTAINER TERMINALS
  • IMPACT
  • TECHNICAL EFFICIENCY
  • SPECIALIZATION

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