A terminal level analysis of service quality at Nigerian seaports

Samuel Tawiah Baidoo 22 PAGES (10941 WORDS) Article
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Seaport terminals are major facilitators of international trade. One issue that is very

crucial to the performance and survival of seaport terminals is the quality of service

provided. However, in order to enhance the quality of service provided at these

terminals, it is important to know customers’ expectations and perceptions about

service quality. Notwithstanding, very little is known about customers’ expectations

and perceptions on the service quality of seaport terminals in Africa. This paper

therefore provides a comparative analysis of service quality of Nigerian seaport

terminals with the aid of the gap score technique of the service quality (SERVQUAL)

model. It is found that generally, all the selected terminals studied have low service

quality. With regard to the average gap score per service quality dimension for all

the selected terminals, transparency has the best service quality (least gap score)

whiles responsiveness has the least service quality (highest gap score). The implication is

that, in seaport terminals quest to enhance service quality, more attention should be paid

towards enhancing responsiveness by providing prompt services, helping customers and

informing them when exactly services will be performed.

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Samuel Tawiah, B (2020). A terminal level analysis of service quality at Nigerian seaports. Afribary.com: Retrieved October 20, 2020, from https://afribary.com/works/a-terminal-level-analysis-of-service-quality-at-nigerian-seaports

MLA 8th

Baidoo, Samuel Tawiah. "A terminal level analysis of service quality at Nigerian seaports" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 12 Oct. 2020, https://afribary.com/works/a-terminal-level-analysis-of-service-quality-at-nigerian-seaports . Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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Baidoo, Samuel Tawiah. "A terminal level analysis of service quality at Nigerian seaports". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 12 Oct. 2020. Web. 20 Oct. 2020. < https://afribary.com/works/a-terminal-level-analysis-of-service-quality-at-nigerian-seaports >.

Chicago

Baidoo, Samuel Tawiah. "A terminal level analysis of service quality at Nigerian seaports" Afribary.com (2020). Accessed October 20, 2020. https://afribary.com/works/a-terminal-level-analysis-of-service-quality-at-nigerian-seaports