DRY PORTS – RESEARCH OUTCOMES AND APPLICATIONS
Licentiate thesis, 2019
The thesis is built upon three studies: Systematic Literature Review, interview based case study and personal interview survey study. The systematic literature review on dry ports-related research serves as a basis for the further studies and the thesis itself and summarizes all potential benefits of various dry ports. Interview based case study reveals the country-specific insights and a broad (supply chain) perspective on the studied issues. In turn, interview survey study takes into consideration multiple stakeholders’ objectives and studies dry ports ability to contribute to achieving those (or generate respective benefits).
The results revert in identification of potential benefits of dry port derived from the academic literature (classified into economic, environmental and performance-related) as well as benefits identified empirically for the stakeholders relevant to the Swedish context (in addition to the literature finding: benefits classified under responsiveness, resilience, security and
innovativeness). Results also show that the identified stakeholders experience gradual improvement of their objectives (hence gaining benefits generated by the dry ports) with advancement of the dry ports’ configuration. Experts’ evaluation validates the findings, although is more “restrained” than the stakeholders’ one.
The thesis contributes to the field of intermodal transport with focus on dry ports in seaports’ hinterland transport system by summarizing already existing knowledge and by providing insights into country-specific context (Sweden). The results may also have managerial implications in form of information support for the stakeholders’ decision-making processes regarding seaport’s hinterland transport business as well as for related policy making processes.
Multi-Actor Multi-Criteria Analysis
supply chain outcomes
Dry port concept
seaport’s hinterland transport system
potential and actual benefits
Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Service Management and Logistics
Dry ports: research outcomes, trends, and future implications
Maritime Economics and Logistics,; Vol. 22(2020)p. 265-292
Outcome-Driven Supply Chain Perspective on Dry Ports
Sustainability,; Vol. 11(2019)
Khaslavskaya, A., Roso, V., Sanchez-Dias, I., “Multi-Actor Multi-Criteria Analysis of Services at Dry Ports in Sweden”
Transport Systems and Logistics
Seminar room Avenyn, room 3363 (Video streaming from University of Helsinki), Vera Sandbergs allé 8, Gothenburg
Opponent: Anu Bask, Turku University, Finland