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Influential factors in port infrastructure tariff formulation, implementation and revision

Bandara, Yapa Mahinda; Nguyen, Hong-Oanh


Hong-Oanh Nguyen


The process of formulation, revision and approval of port infrastructure tariffs is complex and involves different stakeholders. The extant literature focuses more on port pricing research but pays less attention to the practice of port infrastructure tariff setting. This paper aims to identify and analyses the influential factors in the port infrastructure tariff formulation process using survey data collected from 67 port authorities. Exploratory factor analysis (EFA) is first conducted before confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) is applied to analyse the latent factors underlying port infrastructure tariff setting. The analysis results suggested the four factors influential to infrastructure tariff practice, namely tariff policies, transparency, tariff regulation and stakeholder participation. The paper also presents the implications for port authorities, management and stakeholders.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jan 4, 2016
Online Publication Date Feb 11, 2016
Publication Date 2016-03
Deposit Date Dec 4, 2021
Journal Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice
Print ISSN 0965-8564
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 85
Pages 220-232
Keywords Port infrastructure tariffs, Tariff formulation, Tariff revision, Tariff implementation and factor analysis
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