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					21st APEC TRANSPORTATION WORKING GROUP
                MEETING


               Brisbane, Australia

             23 – 27 September 2002


                                 TPT-WG21/SC/CT/PEG/6.1




STEERING COMMITTEE: MORE COMPETITIVE TRANSPORTATION
        INDUSTRY (INCLUDING INFRASTRUCTURES)


                PORT EXPERTS GROUP



  QUESTIONNAIRE ON PORT AND INTERMODAL INTERFACE
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    Questionnaire on Port and Intermodal Interface
        APEC Transportation Working Group
                 Port Experts Group

          This questionnaire is a part of the project theme
on Port and Intermodal Interface which was proposed i n
the 16 TPT-WG Meeting held on 27-31 March 2000 in
Singapore. With a view to ensuring smooth, efficient and
rapid cargo/traffic flow along the intermodal transport
chain, the project will emphasize two ports and their
intermodal linkages. Smooth cargo/ traffic flow, particularly
on inland side, depends largely on two major elements,
i.e. port efficiency and good integration of inland transport
services into port operations. As several studies have
been devoted to the subject of port operations and
management, this questionnaire will mainly focus on port
efficiency regarding the speedy movement of cargo and
the integration of inland transport services into port
operations while only touching on port management,
capacity and vessel/cargo traffic.
          All responses to this questionnaire are voluntary.
The questionnaire is comprehensive in scope. It is also
recognized there may be economies that do not wish to
respond to certain questions. In other words, some
information may be unobtainable as the answer to such
question is under the responsibility of another government
agency/entity which either is not in contact or has no
desire to respond to the question.
          All economies are nevertheless encouraged to
respond to the questionnaire to the fullest possible extent.
             Part I – Port Outlook
                 1. Please define the agencies, which are
responsible for port development, management and
operation.
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               2. Please indicate one city port and one
regional port of your country to be included in the project
study as well as the characteristics (e.g. major commodity,
port’s hinterland) of the designated ports.
City port
:…………………………………………………………………
…………………

Characteristics :
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……………………………..

Regional port
:…………………………………………………………………
……………

Characteristics
:…………………………………………………………………
…………..
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Definition:
         City port may be defined as a major port of
the country which is situated in a major city and
significantly contributes to the country’s international
trade and economy as a whole.
         Regional port may be defined as a major port
of the country which is not situated in or in the vicinity
of any city, nevertheless, contributes to the country’s
regional development and overall economy as a
whole.
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              3. Please fill in the following table with the
capacity of your city port and regional port.

                  Capacity of each type of cargo

            Port Type                   Container
                                         (TEU.)
     City Port
     - Current capacity
     Regional Port
     - Current capacity



             4. Please fill in the following table with the
data on vessel/cargo traffic of your city port and regional
port.

    In the Year        No. of        Cargo Throughput
        2000          Voyage         Metric      TEU.2
                                    Tonnes1
City Port
Regional
Port
1
    for non - containerized cargo
2
    for containerized cargo

              5. Please fill in the following table with the
data on port facilities.

    Port Facilities         City port        Regional port
 No. of berths
Depth of berth
Length of berth
 No. of Cranes
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              6. Have your city port and regional port
encountered any congestion problem during the past 5-10
years? If any, please specify the cause(s) and
countermeasure(s).
City port:
      -
Problem………………………………………………………
………………………….
      -
Cause(s)………………………………………………………
………………………..
      -
Countermeasure(s)…………………………………………
…………………………

Regional port:
     -
Problem………………………………………………………
………………………..
     -
Cause(s)………………………………………………………
……………………….
     -
Countermeasure(s)…………………………………………
………………………..

              7. Is there any obstacle or bottleneck ( other
than congestion problem ) which currently hinders the port
from achieving the best efficiency, resulting in delayed
cargo movement through it ? If any, please indicate such
obstacle(s) or bottleneck(s)
as well as measures to be undertaken.

City port:
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Regional port:
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               8. Do your city port and regional port resort
to any kind of computerized control system for intermodal
transportation? (Please give a brief explanation)
City port:
.…………………………………………………………………
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……...
Regional port:
.…………………………………………………………………
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……...

              9. Do your city port and regional port have
any strategy or measure to accelerate the movement of
cargo through the ports? If so, please give a brief
explanation.

City
port:……………………………………………………………
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…………………………………………………………………
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Regional
port:……………………………………………………………
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               10. Please briefly specify the future port
   development plan in relation to the speedy cargo
   movement through the port.

   City
   port:……………………………………………………………
   …………………………..
   …………………………………………………………………
   …………………………………
   Regional
   port:……………………………………………………………
   ……………………..
   …………………………………………………………………
   …………………………………

                 11. Please evaluate the overall efficiency of
   intermodal transport in your city port and regional port. By
   marking the symbol () on the appropriate state of
   evaluation.

          Excell Good      Fair          To be      To be improved
           ent                         improved            as
                                      in the long       soon as
                                          term         possible
City
Port
Regiona
l Port


              Part II - Inland Transport Linkage

           12. What modes of inland transport are
             connected to each port ?
   Please mark the symbol () as appropriate in the table
   below:
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      Inland Transport Modes            Ports in the project study
                                         City port      Regional
                                                      port
                Road
                 Rail
         Inland Waterways
         Coastal Shipping
            Air Transport
       Other (Please specify)

                     13. Please fill in the table below with the
      volume and percentage of the ports’ cargo throughput as
      classified by inland transport modes.

Inland                     Proportion of cargo throughput
Transport                City Port              Regional Port
Modes                (ton)       (%)         (ton)        (%)
      Road
      Rail
     Inland
   Waterways
     Coastal
    Shipping
 Air Transport
 Other (Please
    specify)

                     14. Please indicate one or two specific
      inland transport modes that the containerized cargo of
      city port and regional port largely resort to, by marking the
      symbol () as appropriate in the table below:

Containerized                   Inland Transport Modes
Cargo         Roa       Rail     IWT    Coastal Air              Others
               d                        Shippin Transpor        (please
                                           g     t              specify)
City Port
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Regional Port

                   15. What forms of facilitation are applied to
     expedite cargo movement via the interface of port and its
     inland transport linkage.

     City port:
     …………………………………………………………………
     …………………………………
     Regional port:
     …………………………………………………………………
     …………………………………
                    16. Please give a brief description on the
     existing inland transport network and infrastructure links
     connecting the port with cargo’s origin/destination. (in
     terms of type of basic infrastructure, extensive networks,
     compliance to generally accepted standards, etc.)

     Road Transport
     …………………………………………………………………
     …………………………………………………………………
     …………………………………………………………………
     …….
     Rail Transport
     …………………………………………………………………
     …………………………………………………………………
     …………………………………………………………………
     …….
     Inland Water Transport
     …………………………………………………………………
     …………………………………………………………………
     …………………………………………………………………
     …….
     Coastal Shipping
     …………………………………………………………………
     …………………………………………………………………
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     …………………………………………………………………
     …….
     Air Transport
     …………………………………………………………………
     ………………………………….
     …………………………………………………………………
     ………………………………….

                    17. Please evaluate the average
     performance of inland transport services
     in your country by putting appropriate numbers in the table
     below. (5= very much, a lot, excellent, 1= very few, poor).
                           Road Rail        IWT Coasta         Air
                                                       l    Transp
                                                   Shippi      ort
                                                      ng
No. of inland
transport operators
Quality of services
(time saving with fair
price)
Frequency of services
Service availability
Service reliability

                    18. Which party is mainly/mostly responsible
     for the transport of goods between the port and the
     cargo’s origin/destination.

    Parties           City Port                Regional Port
  concerned       Import     Export         Import      Export
Shippers/consi
     gnees
   Shipping
 lines/agents
     Inland
   Transport
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  Operators
 MTO/Freight
 Forwarders
   Logistic
  Operators
Others ( Please
   specify)

                    19. What are other relevant factors which,
     with their presence, contribute more or less to the smooth
     and speedy flow at the port and intermodal interface in
     your economy? Please mark the symbol () in front of the
     suitable below:
     ………………….. Off-dock CFS/CY
     ………………….. Development of multi-modal
     transport/freight logistics (e.g. RORO/
                         ferry terminal)
     ………………….. EDI application in ports and other parties
     involved
     ………………….. Laws and regulations on inland traffic
     management
     ………………….. The presence of third party logistics
     operators
     ………………….. Others (please specify)

                  20. Are Logistics management and
     operations applied to inland transport service in your
     economy? If so, please explain in brief.
     …………………………………………………………………
     …………………………………………………………………
     …………………………………………………………………
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                    21. Is there any obstacle or bottleneck
     affecting the smooth and speedy flow of inland cargo
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transport in your economy? If any, please specify such
obstacle or bottle neck as well as current or planned
countermeasures.

Road Transport
…………………………………………………………………
…………………………………………………………………
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………
Rail Transport
…………………………………………………………………
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…………………………………………………………………
………
Inland Water Transport
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…………………………………………………………………
…………………………………………………………………
………
Coastal Shipping
…………………………………………………………………
…………………………………………………………………
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Air Transport
…………………………………………………………………
………………………………….
…………………………………………………………………
………………………………….

                 22. Please give a brief description on the
inland transport master plan in relation to cargo movement
activities. (If any)
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          Part III – Major Challenges

               23. What are the major challenges affecting
the port and intermodal interface in your economies, as
listed below? Please evaluate the degree which such
challenges may be affect and give a brief explanation on
the nature of such challenges if necessary. (5= most likely,
1= least likely).
              ………. Ship size
              ………. Port development and expansion
              ………. ICD/CFS
              ………. Information Technology such as E-
commerce and EDI
              ………. Landbridge projects
              ………. Logistic management and
operations
              ………. Future land use
              ………. The use of high-cube and oversized
containers
              ………. Others, please specify

          Part IV – Trends and Directions

              24. Please indicate the trends and directions
you may foresee to have an impact on the port and
intermodal interface.
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Reference: 1. Port Performance Indicators (Syllabus), Port
& Terminal Management:
West Flander Economic Study Bureau, SEATAC Training
Programme, Port Performance Indicators, Belgium, 1989.
            2. Draft Working Paper, APEC Transportation
Working Group, Port Expert Group, Australian Department
of Transport and Regional Services, Jan 2001.
pc41/E:APEC/Questionaire APEC(completed)

				
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