Empirical study to reduce the costs of container traffic in a port: a practical case study
The Containerisation is considered a key component of the global maritime transport network and has experienced a significant growth rate in the maritime transport of containerised goods in recent years. In this context, optimising logistics costs is an important objective for any port authority in order to achieve port efficiency. This research work makes an important research contribution in this respect by considering the case of the port of Tangier Med in Morocco. The latter enjoys a certain advantage due to its unique geographical location, its proximity to other continents and its good connectivity with several countries and ports, which allows it to have favourable commercial opportunities. But at the same time, it faces high cost challenges due to operational inefficiency and this may lead to increased container logistics costs. In this context, this research work identified the main challenges faced by carriers in this port.
Keywords: Competitiveness, Logistics costs, efficiency, maritime traffic productivity