Relative efficiency of seaports in Mindanao


Technical efficiency (TE), allocative efficiency (AE) and productivity measures were calculated using Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) and Malmquist Total Factor Productivity (TFP) indexes for panel data of eight government seaports in Mindanao over six-year period, 2001 to 2006. Ports under the Southern Mindanao port district are Davao, General Santos and Zamboanga while ports belonging to Northern Mindanao port district are Cagayan de Oro, Iligan, Nasipit, Ozamiz and Surigao. Test of difference between the operating efficiencies o f the two port districts was also computed.
Output variables a re ship call s, cargo throughput and contain e r traffic; input variable s a r e berth length and vessel’ s average service time (in calculating for the TE) and capital outlay and operating expenses (i n the case of AE calculation).
The ports of Cagayan de Oro, Ozamiz and Davao emerged a s the technically efficient ports relative to the rest of the sample . These three port s were also the top performers in terms of having the greatest volume of cargoes, ship call s and cont ainer traffic respectively. The two least efficient port s were Iligan and Surigao, which, based on actual performance, serviced the least number of ship calls and the least number of cargoes and containers for the period in review.

Source InstitutionNational Statistical Coordination Board
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Page Count16
Place of PublicationMandaluyong City
Original Publication DateOctober 4, 2010