Journal of Sustainable Development of Transport and Logistics

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Journal of Sustainable Development of Transport and Logistics; doi:10.14254/jsdtl

Journal of Sustainable Development of Transport and Logistics (JSDTL) is a peer-reviewed open access journal publishing original high-quality scholarly research and developments in areas related to transportation science, technologies, logistics, policy and practice. ISSN 2520-2979
Siarhei Azemsha, Volha Yasinskaya, Tatsiana Hryshchanka
Journal of Sustainable Development of Transport and Logistics, Volume 5, pp 19-27; doi:10.14254/jsdtl.2020.5-1.2

The purpose of this article is to formulate and structure the many goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development related to transport and to review the dynamics of changes in indicators of achievement in the Republic of Belarus of those related to safety. The article used methods of collecting and analyzing information with statistical tools using specialized software. The main results are the formation of the many Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda related to transport and their structuring. Statistical models have also been obtained showing the dynamics of changes in SDGs related to safety. The study shows how the application of methods of analysis, structuring and statistical data processing can assess the reachability of SDG and, thereby, establish the main places of application of efforts to achieve SDG for transport.
Conrad Ochego Mogaka, Wycliffe Arani
Journal of Sustainable Development of Transport and Logistics, Volume 5, pp 56-65; doi:10.14254/jsdtl.2020.5-1.6

The goal of this research paper is to explore logistics strategy as a competitive tool for firm performance; the moderating effect of effectiveness of customer service: by presenting academic and practical advantages by explaining the preceding and suggesting a forward-looking research agenda based on a conceptual framework for competitiveness in logistics strategy. For support today's logistics managers and scholars, a literature review is established for scrutinize what was previously studied and what needs to be examined. From a focal firm perspective, the research expands the understanding of logistics strategy as a competitive tool while linking customer service effectiveness and the limitations for eventual research. Design/Methodology/Approach: This study utilizes a systematic literature review to design a suggested conceptual framework for a research agenda on a competitive tool for firm performance on the subject of logistics strategy; the moderating effect of effectiveness of customer service. Findings: The research paper provides insights into deficiencies in the current logistics strategy literature. The research paper explicitly recommends exploring the logistics strategy as it relates to expected and actual performance moderated by the effectiveness of customer service. Research limitations/implications: This article makes several unique literature contributions. First it offers the first comprehensive concise overview of the core concepts used for the logistics strategy in the current research. Next, three particular strategies that influence firm performance are examined. Third it explores the customer service effectiveness' moderating effect. Fourth as a competitive tool unnoticed problems are then exposed as ideas for potential research in logistics strategy. Eventually, when carrying out a similar exercise, the approach used to perform the systematic literature review can be used as a model for potential researchers. Practical implications: Contemporary research is aimed at providing a research group that address the needs of modern corporate executives. Originality/value: As a competitive tool for firm performance, the article presents a suggested conceptual framework for logistics strategy; the moderating effect of customer service effectiveness.
Donatus Eberechukwu Onwuegbuchunam
Journal of Sustainable Development of Transport and Logistics, Volume 5, pp 133-140; doi:10.14254/jsdtl.2020.5-1.13

Regulation in seaports broadly covers port safety, security, pollution and terminal operations which generally fall within the purview of national government’s administrative authority. Port deregulation policy in the era of global port reforms beginning in 1990’s, was introduced to limit government interference in commercial aspects of port operations, attract private sector funding and improve port productivity etc. The involvement of private sector in port terminal management arguably, entailed risk of collusion among new entrants. This paper examined port user welfare following private sector participation in a deregulation port environment. The Nigeria’s port terminal concession policy implementation was analysed as case study. From the findings, we demonstrated the essence for and role of economic regulator in ensuring that optimal welfare gains were achieved and maintained in post port reform regime.
Н. А. Лужанська
Journal of Sustainable Development of Transport and Logistics, Volume 5, pp 96-102; doi:10.14254/jsdtl.2020.5-1.9

Creating supply chain involving the customs infrastructure facilities is an urgent topic when shipping cargo internationally. The most in demand are cargo customs complexes, which have in their structure customs storerooms, warehouses of temporary storage, perform freight-forwarding, and customs-brokerage and other functions that are necessary to perform foreign economic activity. Also there are subdivisions of customs authorities on their territory. This type of business activity provides the business entities with the comprehensive service and enables them to reduce the time spent moving to each of the necessary control services or logistics facilities when moving cargoes in different customs regimes. Therefore, it is proposed to apply the concept of logistics chain reliability with a freight customs complex as its element. The latter will take into account business entities` financial and time expenditures with non-productive timing at the different transition stages of material flow, and will enable to optimize information flows. The paper considers the procedure of placing imported goods in a temporary storage warehouse. It is proposed the regulation methodology for individual service stages provided by a freight customs complex. The generalized algorithm for constructing a reliability model of a freight customs complex`s operation is offered allowing to determine the reliability level of each individual element in a logistics chain.
Georgiy Prokudin, Myroslav Oliskevych, Olexiy Сhupaylenko, Kateryna Maidanik
Journal of Sustainable Development of Transport and Logistics, Volume 5, pp 66-76; doi:10.14254/jsdtl.2020.5-1.7

The article deals with the modified Dijkstra’s algorithm of searching the shortest routes between all transport nodes of the road-transport network, which allows presenting the transport problem in the classical matrix form. This makes it possible to apply each of the known methods of optimal transport plans to solve it. The object of study is the transport process of freight transportation on the transport network by routes of international transport corridors. The purpose of the work is to improve the methods of solving the problems of finding the shortest routes on the transport network, including sections of international transport corridors. The research method is the analysis and modeling of freight transportation on road networks. The modified Dijkstra’s method of finding the shortest paths between all nodes of the road-transport network was work out, which allows to represent the transport problem in the classical matrix form, i.e. in the form of a table of connections. This makes it possible to apply each of the known methods of constructing optimal plans of cargo transportation in the table of connections. The software complex based on the developed algorithm was designed in the algorithmic language Delphi, which was tested on the example of a transport problem set in the form of a road network, as well as complex testing and debugging of a computer system to support decision-making on the optimization of freight traffic on Ukrainian and Western Europe transport systems.
Obiageli N. Nze, Ejem Agwu Ejem
Journal of Sustainable Development of Transport and Logistics, Volume 5, pp 37-47; doi:10.14254/jsdtl.2020.5-1.4

With cognizance to some differences among the ports and complexities in productivity measurement, the research tries to identify and evaluate productive issues in terms of technical efficiencies (managerial efficiency) and scale efficiencies (managerial and allocative efficiency) experienced at individual Nigeria ports. It equally provided a technical benchmark for assessing the overall efficiencies of the respective ports in Nigeria during the pre-concessioned and post-concessioned era. The level of inputs required for each DMU to be efficient is given i.e. for DMU 2014 to be efficient input-wise, the number of berth may be reduced by two units as a result of idleness of this two (2) berths, the average turnaround time may be reduced by 3 hours and the berth occupancy may be reduced by 3%. Since a fixed asset such as berth cannot be reduced therefore technically and complimentarily the turnaround time and berth occupancy rate need to be decreased more than 5hours and 3% respectively by allocating the queue ship at the over-utilized berth to the idle berths which in turn will mitigate underutilization of this berths been required to be reduced or alternatively the port should embrace more cargo handling technology to enhance fast loading and discharging of cargoes thus attracting more vessels to the Port.
Irina Kravchenya, Iryna Lebid
Journal of Sustainable Development of Transport and Logistics, Volume 5, pp 48-55; doi:10.14254/jsdtl.2020.5-1.5

The problem of traffic management, especially in big cities is particularly actual. Due to unavoidable motorization increase in number of vehicles has resulted in congestion, traffic jams, difficulty of the movement of pedestrians, increasing the number of accidents. Traffic jams are undesirable because of higher fuel consumption, increased pollution due to exhaust gases as well as noise, etc. The only way to avoid harmful consequences is to optimize the operation of the traffic lights cycle. The purpose of the work is creation the simulation model in GPSS for determining the optimal traffic lights cycle at adjustable crossroads when managing vehicle flows with specified intensities. The mathematical model of adjustable crossroads can be presented as a queuing system. Development of the simulation model includes several stages: programming in GPSS, verification and assessment of the adequacy. The algorithm for optimizing the traffic lights cycle and diagrams are used to find the optimal value of the cycle. The minimum intersection travel time (including time of queuing) is selected as the optimal criterion. The object of study is the traffic lights cycle regulation of the intersection Sovietskaya St. – Rogachevskaya St. – Telman St. in Gomel, Belarus. The existing traffic lights cycle regulation at the intersection Sovietskaya str. – Rogachevskaya str. – Telman str. has been studied. Simulation modeling of the intersection has been created in GPSS and traffic light cycle optimization algorithm has been developed. According to a worked out algorithm the traffic lights cycle at research intersection during saturation flux has been improved. Transport delays both at the existing and optimized crossings have been estimated. Optimization of the traffic lights cycle will increase the traffic capacity of the intersection, reduce the volume of toxic emissions and decrease the accident risk. The developed simulation model can be modified for other types of intersections and used as the basis for a decision support system based on low-level simulation.
Soner Esmer
Journal of Sustainable Development of Transport and Logistics, Volume 5, pp 115-123; doi:10.14254/jsdtl.2020.5-1.11

Purpose: Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) was announced by China in 2013. In the initiative, railway lines are operated (Belt), and sea transportation is continuing with sea routes (Road) between China and Europe. The geographical scope of the initiative covering the Chinese-European route is increasing day by day. The purpose of this study is to identify the strategies that container terminals in sea routes need to consider achieving a sustainable competitive advantage. Methodology: To achieve the goal, it has been focused on the criteria that container ship operators considered in port selection as the main user of the container terminals. Results: It is seen that the bilateral agreements between the countries where the ports are located have gained importance especially with China and the other countries involving the initiative. Moreover, it has been determined that the connections with the railway infrastructure will create a competitive advantage. The theoretical contribution: According to the results of the research, it is observed that the container terminals located on the route have not only enough with classical advantages such as location, equipment and infrastructure to achieve sustainable competitive advantage.
Obiageli N. Nze, Ejem Agwu Ejem, I. C. Nze
Journal of Sustainable Development of Transport and Logistics, Volume 5, pp 77-95; doi:10.14254/jsdtl.2020.5-1.8

The study adopted ex post facto design. Using ship traffic, vehicle traffic, berth efficiency, turnaround time as input explanatory variables and output factors as average throughput to compare the pre concession and post concession. The six Nigerian ports: Tincan Island Ports, Apapa Port, Port of Delta Warri, Calabar Port, Rivers Port and Onne Port were sampled. It is observed that year 2014 is the most efficient year out of the 36 operation years in terms of output maximization with constant levels of inputs under the study period with score 1.0 respectively serving as 32 times benchmark for other years. It is observed from that Tin Can Island Port was technically efficient in the operation years of 1980, 1981, 1985, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2009, 2013, 2014 and 2015 with score 1.0. However, the most efficient operation years are 1998 and 2013 while the most inefficient year is with efficiency score 1.0. The post-concession years that the port was technically inefficient are 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2012.
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