An investigation into the factors influencing inter-urban freight mode choice decisions in the Southern African Development Community region

Journal of Transport and Supply Chain Management


 
 
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Title An investigation into the factors influencing inter-urban freight mode choice decisions in the Southern African Development Community region
 
Creator Konstantinus, Abisai Zuidgeest, Mark
 
Subject — exploded logit model; SADC; inter-urban freight; mode choice; Africa
Description Background: Two recurring issues in freight research regard the determination of the decision-makers in terms of freight mode choice and the modal attributes that shippers consider when making such mode choice decisions.Objectives: As few studies have been conducted in freight transport research in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region; this paper provides empirical results on two research questions that allows the understanding of the freight procurement landscape in SADC. Firstly, who the decision maker is in terms of freight mode choice, and secondly, which modal attributes are consider and in which order, when shippers make mode choice decisions.Method: An online survey was conducted with 86 shippers, freight forwarders and third-party logistics parties across the SADC region to address modal attributes in freight mode choice. The exploded logit model was developed to draw inference from the data.Results: The results confirm that freight mode choice decisions are mostly affected by the shipper, with the freight forwarder being typically employed as the advisor. In terms of modal attributes, the results of an exploded logit model revealed that the top five attributes in terms of importance are reliability with reference to arriving on time, transport cost, risk of damage, frequency of service and transit time.Conclusion: These results can inform freight studies, especially shipper behavioural studies, which require the enumeration of attributes that can lead to improved reliable studies on freight transport.
 
Publisher AOSIS
 
Contributor
Date 2019-11-12
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — Survey
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/jtscm.v13i0.463
 
Source Journal of Transport and Supply Chain Management; Vol 13 (2019); 11 pages 1995-5235 2310-8789
 
Language eng
 
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Coverage Southern Africa — —
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