Quotation Munim, Ziaul Haque, Schramm, Hans-Joachim. 2018. The impacts of port infrastructure and logistics performance on economic growth: the mediating role of seaborne trade. Journal of Shipping and Trade 3 (1), 1-19.


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Considering 91 countries with seaports, this study conducted an empirical inquiry into the broader economic contribution of seaborne trade, from a port infrastructure quality and logistics performance perspective. Investment in quality improvement of port infrastructure and its contribution to economy are often questioned by politicians, investors and general public. A structural equation model (SEM) is used to provide empirical evidence of significant economic impacts of port infrastructure quality and logistics performance. Furthermore, analysis of a multi-group SEM is performed by dividing countries into developed and developing economy groups. The results reveal that it is vital for developing countries to continuously improve the quality of port infrastructure as it contributes to better logistics performance, leading to higher seaborne trade, yielding higher economic growth. However, this association weakens as the developing countries become richer.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Journal of Shipping and Trade
Language English
Title The impacts of port infrastructure and logistics performance on economic growth: the mediating role of seaborne trade
Volume 3
Number 1
Year 2018
Page from 1
Page to 19
Reviewed? Y
URL https://doi.org/10.1186/s41072-018-0027-0
DOI https://doi.org/10.1186/s41072-018-0027-0

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Schramm, Hans-Joachim (Details)
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Munim, Ziaul Haque (Universitetet i Agder, Norway)
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Global Business and Trade DP (Details)
Research areas (Ă–STAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5300 Economics (Details)
5332 Transport economics (Details)
5336 Commodity science (Details)
5337 World trade science (Details)
5344 Foreign trade (Details)
5354 Business logistics (Details)
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