International Journal of Environmental Sciences

Volume 4 Issue 5 2014- March 2014    Pages: 926-936  <<Previous    Next>>

Measurement of efficiency of major ports in India – a data envelopment analysis approach

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Rajasekar T, Sania Ashraf P, Malabika Deo P
1 - Ph. D Scholars, Department of Commerce, Pondicherry University
Pondicherry – 605014
2 - Professor & Head, Department of Commerce, Pondicherry University


The present research work examines the operational efficiency of select major ports in India over the period of time 1993 to 2011 through data envelopment analysis. Hypothesis tested in this study is, size does not determine port efficiency. Based on the results it is found that both bigger ports i.e. Mormugao, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust and smaller ports Ennore, Tuticorin were proved to have efficient port operations all through. Through the result of super efficiency analysis, the study found that JNPT port rated as number one super-efficient port among the selected major ports in India.

Keywords: Major Ports in India, Data Envelopment Analysis, Operational efficiency, Super efficiency model


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