|School / Department / Unit||Supply Chain and Information Management|
|Funding Scheme/Source||Anonymous and Research Matching Grant Scheme (RMGS)|
|Project Title||A Longitudinal Study on the Dynamics of Hong Kong and Southern China Maritime Ports|
|Project Team (HSUHK Staff)||Dr Collin WONG (PI)|
Dr Helen MA (Co-I)
|Project Period||2020-07-01 to 2022-12-31 (On-going)|
|Funding Amount||$200,000 and $170,000 = $370,000|
|Other Collaborating Parties||University of British Columbia|
Sun-Yat Sen University
|Abstract||This research targets to conduct a longitudinal study on the dynamics of Hong Kong and southern China maritime ports. As discussed above, these three ports are located close to each other and fighting for the captive goods business in the Peral River Delta. In addition, both Shenzhen and Guangzhou ports are establishing themselves as the southern China hubs for transshipments. Unlike airlines, who offer direct flights or at most one transit to customers, the shipping lines are planning routes with multiple port calls to meet shippers’ requests. The network and hub effects for sea routes are different from air routes. The research objectives are listed as follows: |
1. To review the past eleven-year (2008-2018) routes and throughput development of three ports (Guangzhou, Hong Kong and Shenzhen).
2. To analyse the supply strategies and changes in demands of these seaports.
3. To develop a flow model to describe the interaction between gateway and hub throughputs among these seaports.
4. To conduct a validity case study of blockchain application on seaports.
5. To provide managerial insights to port operators and relevant stakeholders.