Research Papers/Topics in Transport Management Technology

A Logistics Approach to Seaport Efficiency (Updated Version)

 ABSTRACT Although there is widespread recognition of the potential of ports as logistics centers, widely accepted performance measurements for such centers are yet to be developed. The essence of logistics management is an integrative approach to the interaction of different processes and functions within the port extended to a network of organizations for the purpose of cost reduction and customer satisfaction. The logistics approach often adopts a concept, “value-added service” betwe...

Assessment of Airline passenger service quality in Nigeria

  Air transport has provided a lot of benefits to the economic development of any nation and has enabled stronger political ties. The deregulation of the aviation sector has led to increasing number of private operators over the years and as the passenger traffic handled by the aviation sector increase airlines are faced with a lot of challenges resulting in service defection. Therefore, the aim of this paper is to assess the airline Passenger service quality in Nigeria. The specific objecti...

Supply Chain Management In Nigeria: The Role Of Freight Forwarding

ABSTRACT The study examined the role of freight forwarding in supply chain management in Nigeria, with particular reference to time and cost in cargo clearance. Freight forwarding has been portrayed by many authors and public as contributing little or nothing to the economy as a whole. It is based on this dysfunctional premise that the study investigated the time and cost of clearing by freight forwarder and self clearing option stipulated by the law. Freight Forwarders and Supply Chain Staf...

Level Of Understanding Of Road Signs And Markings By Nigerians: A Case Study Of Selected Cities In Nigeria

ABSTRACT Understanding road signs and pavement markings is an important aspect of the driving task. Consequently efforts have been made in this direction to optimize the use of traffic signs and markings by motorists but this has yielded little results. Therefore, the main objective of this study is to determine the level of understanding of traffic signs and markings by motorists. The primary data source was questionnaire administered and returned by motorists and road users. Secondary data...

Estimation Of Inter-City Travel Demand For Public Road Transport From Owerri To Some Selected Cities In Nigeria

ABSTRACT This study calibrates an intercity travel demand model which uses the principal structural variables that have been identified in the literature. It uses a robust econometric method which has been little applied in the sphere of land transport in Nigeria. This research develops an urban public travel demand model for 19 directional O-D city-pair network originating from Owerri Urban. Using revealed preference data from the period of 2014 to 2016 which was filtered into 207 observati...

Assessment Of Airport Productivity And Efficiency In Nigeria

ABSTRACT This study assessed the productivity and efficiency of airports in Nigeria employing the method of Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA).Two variants of DEA models were estimated and their outputs compared in order to enhance the robustness of the study. These models include the one based on Constant Returns to Scale (CRS) to characterise the input-output combinations and that based on Variable Returns to Scale (VRS). It is sometimes argued that DEA models generally tend to overestimate e...

Analysis Of Freight Transport Volumes Of Ecowas Nations: Scenarios For A Short-Sea Shipping Future

ABSTRACT This study shows the effect of changes in GDP, population, foreign trade and seaport access corridors of ECOWAS member countries, especially the littoral States, on the growth of freight volumes of their respective economies. The primary aim of the research is to develop a short sea shipping model for the ECOWAS sub-region, with the objective of reducing the cost per transported unit within the sub-region and predicting the growth of short sea shipping freight in ECOWAS economies. T...

An Evaluation Of Manpower Planning In Ferderal Airports Authority Of Nigeria [FAAN]

ABSTRACT In this research work, the researcher researched on level of manpower planning i.e. if there is adequate manpower planning in the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria. And the objective of the research work is to know the cause of frequent retrenchment/sack of FAAN workers. As a guide to this study, two propositions/hypothesis were drawn on which the researcher focuses his research work. In the course of the study some related literatures were also reviewed based on this propositio...

An Analysis Of Inland Freight Distribution From Nigerian Seaports

ABSTRACT This study is designed to examine the cargo traffic from Nigerian seaports, using the Calabar and Port Harcourt port complexes as case study. The objective being to identify the function for assessing cargo movement from the aforementioned seaports to different towns in the country. This culminated in a model depicting the functional relationship which exists between the variables used in the study. A chronological review of related studies by different scholars was carried out to s...

Supply Chain Management In Nigeria: The Role Of Freight Forwarding

ABSTRACT  The study examined the role of freight forwarding in supply chain management in Nigeria, with particular reference to time and cost in cargo clearance.  Freight forwarding has been portrayed by many authors and public as contributing little or nothing to the economy as a whole. It is based on this dysfunctional premise that the study   investigated the time and cost of clearing by freight forwarder and self clearing option stipulated by the law. Freight Forwarders and Su...

Level Of Understanding Of Road Signs And Markings By Nigerians: A Case Study Of Selected Cities In Nigeria

ABSTRACT  Understanding road signs and pavement markings is an important aspect of the driving task. Consequently efforts have been made in this direction to optimize the use of traffic signs and markings by motorists but this has yielded little results. Therefore, the main objective of this study is to determine the level of understanding of traffic signs and markings by motorists. The primary data source was questionnaire administered and returned by motorists and road users. Secondary dat...

Level Of Understanding Of Road Signs And Markings By Nigerians: A Case Study Of Selected Cities In Nigeria

ABSTRACT  Understanding road signs and pavement markings is an important aspect of the driving task. Consequently efforts have been made in this direction to optimize the use of traffic signs and markings by motorists but this has yielded little results. Therefore, the main objective of this study is to determine the level of understanding of traffic signs and markings by motorists. The primary data source was questionnaire administered and returned by motorists and road users. Secondary dat...

Estimation Of Inter-city Travel Demand For Public Road Transport From Owerri To Some Selected Cities In Nigeria

ABSTRACT  This study calibrates an intercity travel demand model which uses the principal structural variables that have been identified in the literature. It uses a robust econometric method which has been little applied in the sphere of land transport in Nigeria. This research develops an urban public travel demand model for 19 directional O-D city-pair network originating from Owerri Urban. Using revealed preference data from the period of 2014 to 2016 which was filtered into 207 observat...

The Impact Of Road Transport Infrastructure Development In Portharcourt Metropolis

ABSTRACT This research assessed the Impact of Road Transport Infrastructure Development in Port Harcourt. It also examined critically, the importance of quality road infrastructure in Port Harcourt and its relative impact on the Nigerian economic development. Relevant literatures on road infrastructure development and its impact on Rivers State were reviewed. A time-series data (2004 - 2016) on road infrastructure quality index (RIQI), GDP per capita, cost of cargo haulage and volume of cargo...

Service Quality Measurement Of Nigerian Airlines

ABSTRACT This study investigates airlines level of service to domestic passengers in Nigeria using process stages with a number of service quality attributes each. These attributes represent points where the passenger experience varying kind of services. Data were collected from passengers waiting for their flights using a well-structured questionnaire on a five-point likert scale regarding passenger's expectations and perception of service offer. The data was encoded into Microsoft excel and...


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