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Evaluation of International Competitiveness within Asia of Shanghai Port Based on DFA
Pages: 12-16
Year: Issue:  6
Journal: Ocean Development and Management

Abstract: Shanghai Port is an important hub port in China.Enhancing the international competi-tiveness of Shanghai port is significant for Shanghai and even the whole country.This paper se-lected 16 quantitative indexes on 4 aspects,such as port infrastructure,port operations,port hin-terland conditions and port developing potential to establish an evaluation system to measure the international competitiveness of port and apply the method of Dynamic Factors Analysis (DFA) to analyze eight major ports in Asia from 2010 to 2014.The results showed that within Asia,inter-national competitiveness of Shanghai port is strong especially in terms of economic hinterland conditions and operational capacity.But the competition between Shanghai port and Singapore port is fierce.Besides,there're some problems of Shanghai port because of its lack of potential and de-gree of openness.Suggestions to enhance the international competitiveness of Shanghai port were also given,by speeding up the construction of deepwater ports and container ports,strengthening port and regional cooperation and promoinge the development of Shanghai Free Trade Area,etc.
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