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  • Jun KIMATA, Mikio TAKEBAYASHI
    Type: Academic research paper
    2020 Volume 22 Pages 006-019
    Published: February 29, 2020
    Released: May 12, 2020
    [Advance publication] Released: April 18, 2019
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    This paper aims to evaluate consolidation/dispersion of West Japan-Southeast Asian routes by network equilibrium analysis. As with the consolidation of the main shipping route to the International Container Strategy Port, there is a movement to consolidate Southeast Asia routes. On the other hand, depending on the region, there is concern that the shipper's utility will decline due to its consolidation. In this paper, we apply network equilibrium analysis of bi-level model to container cargo transportation from West Japan to Vietnam as case study of Southeast Asian container market. Then, we try to analyze the efficiency of cargo transportation and the utility of shippers by simulating the case of concentrating routes to Hanshin Port and the case of distributing.

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    Satoshi IGUCHI
    Type: Academic research paper
    2020 Volume 22 Pages 020-027
    Published: February 29, 2020
    Released: May 12, 2020
    [Advance publication] Released: May 08, 2019
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    The purpose of this paper is to measure the economies of scope and of scale on Japanese tram industry. Balanced panel data from 2005 to 2014 for Japanese local tram operating companies by operating both tram business and rail business are analyzed using several different cost functions. Several policy applications are presented. Scope economies, all product economies and product-specific economies for tram business and rail business exist. The economies of scope has more cost saving effects than the economies of scale on tram business and rail business, and the economies of scale on all products.

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    Yoshihisa SUGIMURA, Daisuke ASAOKA
    Type: report
    2020 Volume 22 Pages 028-039
    Published: February 29, 2020
    Released: May 12, 2020
    [Advance publication] Released: April 09, 2019
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    Hakata port has been the busiest cruise port since 2015 in Japan. In this paper, we considered the reason of this fact based on previous studies related to the rapid growth of Asian cruise market and the strategies of cruise lines or cruise ports to give indications to Japanese cruse port policy. We revealed that the geographical proximity to Shanghai port, developments of port-related infrastructure and so on let Hakata port show superiority as a first port and previous studies gave us many suggestions to consider the future situation of Japan’s cruise tourism.

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  • Junya IIDA, Daisuke WATANABE, Takeshi SUZUKI, Tomoyuki FUKUHARA, Kenta ...
    Type: Report
    2020 Volume 22 Pages 040-051
    Published: February 29, 2020
    Released: May 12, 2020
    [Advance publication] Released: April 11, 2019
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    The authors analyzed the pilot project of Maritime Single Window (MSW) in United Kingdom (UK). The result shows that the differences of MSW between UK and Japan are existence of mandate from an external framework, separate set-up with the Customs’ system and the role of Port Community System, while the similarity is the phased integration with other related government systems. Also, the authors identify the key points of introducing MSW to be external framework combining international conventions or agreements with financial support and organizational settings for the establishment of MSW.

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