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Title: Multioutput analysis of cargo handling firms: an application to a Spanish port
Authors: Jara-Díaz, Sergio
Tovar de la Fe, Beatriz Erasmi 
Trujillo Castellano, Lourdes 
UNESCO Clasification: 531212 Transportes y comunicaciones
Keywords: Puertos
Transporte marítimo
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: 0049-4488
Journal: Transportation 
Abstract: Cargo handling in ports is a multioutput activity, as freight can arrive in many forms such as containers, bulk, rolling stock, or non-containerised general cargo. In this paper, the operation of cargo handling firms in a Spanish port is analysed through the estimation of a multioutput cost model that uses monthly data on three representative firms located at the Las Palmas port. This permits the calculation of product specific marginal costs, economies of scale (general and by firm) and economies of scope, which help identifying optimal pricing policies and the potential cost advantages of increasing production.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10553/43274
ISSN: 0049-4488
DOI: 10.1007/s11116-004-8242-y
Source: Transportation[ISSN 0049-4488],v. 32, p. 275-291
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