PORT LOGISTICS SYSTEM COMPETITIVENESS: THE CASE STUDY OF THE PORT OF NAPLES

Luca Ammendola, Maria Pia Masia

Abstract


The efficiency of a port logistics system is strategically crucial for the competition of a country. Through a literature review of articles, selected in a Journal Rankings developed by the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies, a correlation between port competition, a favourable geo-economic position and the infrastructure equipment is theorized. The hypotheses have been validated by analysing the case of the port logistics system of the Port of Naples. The results show that neither positive correspondence between geographic position and port competition exist. The second one seems to be more directly interconnected to the infrastructure equipment, in particular to the dry port logistics one. Theoretical and practical implications of these results have been argued, as well as the importance of some competitive factors as public policies and port governance.

Parole chiave


Port logistics; Intermodal logistics and integrated logistics; Dry port system



ISSN: 1971-5293

ISSNe: 2283-3374


Esperienze d'Impresa, Reg. Tribunale Salerno n. 875 del 3/11/1993