American Journal of Transportation and Logistics

Performance Analysis and Classification of the Ports in Gulf Countries Using Data Envelopment Analysis

Research Article of American Journal of Transportation and Logistics Performance Analysis and Classification of the Ports in Gulf Countries Using Data Envelopment Analysis Amin S. Hamdi Department of Civil Engineering, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia The study assesses relative efficiency and performance characteristics of the major ports in gulf countries using data envelopment analysis (DEA). Ports play key role in economic activities of these countries. The study reveal that technical efficiency of the ports in the region varies widely with mean constant and variable return to scale of 67.5 and 91 percent, respectively. Port Jabel Ali in UAE is identified as the benchmark for most of the inefficient ports indicating that the inefficient ports of the region should follow operational strategies of Port Jabel Ali. Also, all the inefficient ports of the region demonstrate increasing return to scale implying that their performance may improve with the scale of operation. Policy makers may consider investment to enhance operational scope of these ports. Keywords: Ports; Data Envelopment; Analysis Efficiency; Scale ...

Assessment of Transport and Logistics Education among Selected Universities in Southwestern Nigeria

Research Article of American Journal of Transportation and Logistics Assessment of Transport and Logistics Education among Selected Universities in Southwestern Nigeria 1Somuyiwa Adebambo and 2Adepoju Olusegun Onifade 1Department of Transport Management, Faculty of Management Sciences; Ladoke Akintola University of Technology and Visiting Professor, Namibia University of Science and Technology,Windhoek, Namibia; 2Department of Transport Management, Faculty of Management sciences; Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, P.M.B. 4000, Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Nigeria This paper assessed the Transport and Logistics Education as a University undergraduate programme being offered by some selected universities in Southwestern Nigeria. The specific objectives of this study are to examine the programmes of transport and logistics education with a view to understand areas where they are lagging behind across the selected Universities. Secondly, to determine those attributes that may facilitate qualitative education, not only in transport sector; but also at improving Nigerian universities education system. The total of 250 recently graduating students of the selected universities were randomly sampled and given both questionnaires and assessment form which covers six major subjects in the areas of Logistics and Transport. Descriptive analytical technique was used to achieve the first objective and Principal Component Analysis (PCA) was used to factorize fifteen identified variables and reduced it to eight principal components considered to facilitate qualitative education in Transport and Logistics Education in Nigeria. The results showcased the areas of strength and weaknesses of the selected schools and principal factors that must be available for qualitative logistics and transport education system in Nigeria. Keywords: Evaluation, Transport and Logistics, Education, Nigerian Universities ...

Agricultural Aviation a Strategy for Sustainable Food Production in Nigeria- Lessons from Brazil

Review Article of American Journal of Transportation and Logistics Agricultural Aviation a Strategy for Sustainable Food Production in Nigeria - Lessons from Brazil ADENIRAN Adetayo Olaniyia and AKANBI Olawale Mojeedb aDepartment of Transport Management Technology, Federal University of Technology Akure, Nigeria; bDepartment of Animal Production and Health, Federal University of Technology Akure, Nigeria This paper presents a sweeping comparison of Nigeria and Brazil on their agricultural development performances with emphasis on agricultural aviation. Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world with 207.7 million people (2017 estimate); whereas Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa with 188.7 million people (2017 estimate). Both countries were known to have good soil which enhances agriculture but at different level of tilling. However, Brazil has outperformed Nigeria most especially in agricultural development with the approach of agricultural aviation, and has earned world status; while Nigeria still struggles with low agricultural productivity with old technological involvement. Brazil has large land mass with over 31% of land used in tilling. This study examines the use of aviation in agriculture which increases the productivity of farm produce in Brazil, and with a view to identifying the lessons for the improvement of agricultural development in Nigeria. This comparative study finds out lessons Nigeria can derive from Brazil in pursuing a sustainable agricultural development through suggestions regarding agricultural aviation. Keywords: Agriculture; Aviation; Development; Brazil; Nigeria ...

Perception of Airport security and safety of international passengers a study Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Nigeria

Research Article of American Journal of Transportation and Logistics Perception of Airport security and safety of international passengers' a study Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Nigeria Adeniyi O Oluwakoya and Seun Ogundipe Department of Transport and Tourism Studies, Redeemer’s University, Ede, Osun State. Nigeria. There had been an increasing security and safety concerns at international terminals since the September 11 incident in the US. In this regards, most related studies seems to be biased towards the developed economics preparedness to enhance and avert possible disaster encountered at the US. However, with the increasing threat being posed on a daily basis on African international terminal especially the Nigerian airport with the rise of Boko Haram and other emerging insurgents threats. This study seeks to examine the perception of international passenger on the safety and security of the Nigerian airport terminal. The methodology involves both the qualitative and the quantitative methods. The data is analysed with descriptive and inferential statistical analytical techniques. The study reveals there is a significant relationship between airport passenger perception of safety and enhanced security level at the airport. Also the passenger nationality status also influences the level of security procedures at the Murtala Mohammed International airport. Keywords: Airport security and safety, international passengers, Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Nigeria ...

Professor Dr. Bruce Chien-Ta Ho
Chairman, Institute of Technology Management, Director, Center for Electronic Commerce & Knowledge Economics Research, Institute of Technology Management, National Chung Hsing University

Dr. Akshey Bhargava
Senior Professor, Civil Engineering, Global Institute of Engineering and Technology, Hyderabad

Dr. Malgorzata Pankowska
Professor, University of Economics, Department of Informatics, Faculty of Informatics and Communication

Dr. Yas Al-Sultani
Associate Professor, Innovation and Technology Management, Arabian Gulf University

Dr. Rajeev Rathi
Assistant Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering, Lovely Professional University

Dr. Er. Sitesh Kumar Singh
Assistant Professor and Head, Department of Civil Engineering, Career Point University

Dr. Rifat Reşatoğlu
Assistant Professor, Near East University

Dr Talha Harcar
Professor of Marketing and International Business, Department of Business Administration, Penn State University, Beaver Campus, Monaca, Pennsylvania, USA

Dr. Mark Goh
Professor, National University of Singapore

Dr. Saad Sarsam
Professor and Head, Department of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Baghdad

Dr. P.K.Agarwal
Professor, Department of Civil Engineering,MANIT Bhopal

Dr. Md. Mamun Habib
Associate Professor, BRAC Business School (BBS), BRAC University, Bangladesh; Visiting Scientist, University of Texas – Arlington (UTA), USA

Dr. Eng.Ahmed Kadhim Hussein
Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Babylon

Dr. Mohammad Israr 
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, Sur University College, Sur, Sultanate of Oman

Dr. Harish Nagar
Associate Professor, School of Basic and Applied Sciences, Sangam University

Dr. Sirwan Shahooei
Department of Civil Engineering, University of Texas Arlington

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