ABSTRACT

Wei, Q.; Xu, Y.; Li, C., and Zhang, Y., 2018. Efficiency evaluation of LCL transshipment at port railway container intermodal terminal. In: Liu, Z.L. and Mi, C. (eds.), Advances in Sustainable Port and Ocean Engineering. Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue No. 83, pp. 456–464. Coconut Creek (Florida), ISSN 0749-0208.

Less than container load (LCL) is favored by medium and small traders because of its ability to promote the flexibility of supply chain. The efficiency of LCL cargo transshipment has a great influence on customers. This study is concerned with the problem of transshipment efficiency of port railway container intermodal terminal LCL cargo. Based on the spatiotemporal characteristics of LCL and the characteristics of the goods itself, this paper establishes a evaluation index system, by using the DEA-AHP model and the principal component analysis method with the aid of SPSS, and takes one port container terminal as an example. The results show that the efficiency of LCL transshipment at port railway container intermodal terminal is mainly controlled by the key factors such as arrival time, loading rate and cargo volume, and the order of the index is cargo arrival time, loading rate, freight volume, road network ability. The research can provide decision support to the development of the LCL scheme for the railway transportation enterprises, and promote the development of sea-railway intermodal.

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