• ISSN: 2010-023X (Print)
    • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Trade, Economics and Financ.
    • Frequency: Bimonthly
    • DOI: 10.18178/IJTEF
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof.Tung-Zong (Donald) Chang
    • Executive Editor: Ms. Cherry L. Chen
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IJTEF 2014 Vol.5(3): 263-269 ISSN: 2010-023X
DOI: 10.7763/IJTEF.2014.V5.382

Empirical Result: West and Central Africa Standardization on Port Logistics

Regine Adele Ngono Fouda
Abstract—This paper provided a case study on Cameroon’s Port (the port of Douala) to further emphasize the need and benefits of strategic development obtainable through privatization, Port upgrading and terminal modifications. It’s been tough; however, a radical reform upload is gradually making its way.
The paper will help West and Central Africa ports authorities in making, evaluating and realizing their decisions on port development, all in an effort to guaranty port efficiency and operational brilliance to profit the different ports, their hinterlands and their related clients. Therefore, this research found out the following issues related to West and Central Africa ports development as far as port logistics and transportation in general is concern.
Finally, a tactical development is needed which could likely have an impact on West and Central Africa’s economy. This as a whole could boost the entire African nation’s economy and eradicate poverty and unemployment. Moreover, most West and Central Africa countries have been experiencing ramshackle in commodity stocks of some of their key export commodities and long dwell time, making JIT delivery impossible in the supply chain as has been discussed. The principle of this paper is to bequeath the entire facet that operates as impediments to the West and Central Africa port’s enhancement and enlargement.

Index Terms—Analysis of Hierarchical Process (AHP), Evaluation of West & Central Africa (EWCA), port logistics, tactics.

Regine Adele Ngono Fouda is with the College of Logistics Engineering, Shanghai Maritime University, Shanghai, China (e-mail: reginemilena@yahoo.fr).


Cite: Regine Adele Ngono Fouda, "Empirical Result: West and Central Africa Standardization on Port Logistics," International Journal of Trade, Economics and Finance vol.5, no.3, pp. 263-269, 2014.

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