3rd European International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management

The driver of hub port development in Africa

Samia Bouazza, Zoubida Benmamoun & Hanaa Hachimi
Publisher: IEOM Society International
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Track: Sustainability in Manufacturing, Services, Logistics, and Freight transportation

Maritime transport is a strategic function with over 80% of global trade by volume. Throughout the last century, seaborne world trade volume, has seen a general trend of increases but continues to be largely determined by developments in the world economy and trade. In 2018, according to UNCTAD Africa is having 7% of the share of maritime trade in export and 5% imports by volume, but only 4% of container trade, despite his economic potential. This can be explained by the low quality of the infrastructure of the port, but also of the hinterland. This paper aims to explore global hub port criteria in an international context in order fill in the gap on the basic criteria that can make a hub port in Africa. In addition, it will investigate the driver of the development of a hub port in Africa, an overview of the top three major African hub ports (Tangier Med, Port Said and Durban) is provided. The results and interpretations of this finding could have a significant effect on the African stakeholder’s to understand main factors inducing to develop global hub port in Africa.

Published in: 3rd European International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Pilsen, Czech Republic

Publisher: IEOM Society International
Date of Conference: July 23-26, 2019

ISBN: 978-1-5323-5949-1
ISSN/E-ISSN: 2169-8767