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Vol.1, Iss.1, September 2021

 IJBSI 2021/9
Vol.1, Iss.1 : 18-33
Analysis and Evaluation of Comprehensive Competitiveness of China’s Main Coastal Ports

Guo-Qing Cheng1* and Guang-Qiu Cao1
1School of Management, Xiamen University Tan Kah Kee College

As the center of national resource strategy and global resource allocation, the port is of great significance in economic development and foreign trade. The implementation of “The Belt and Road” initiative makes China’s ports play a more prominent role in foreign trade than before. As the dominant node of the maritime route of the Silk Road, China’s ports are facing great opportunities and challenges. With the increasing economic pressure in the world, the competition of ports is increasingly fierce, and the ports are facing a severe challenge. This paper analyzes the basic problems and explores how to develop further in China’s coastal major ports along “The Belt and Road”. The evaluation factors of port comprehensive competitiveness are selected to establish the evaluation index system. The factors of 13 ports are defined by SPSS software to obtain the ranking of comprehensive competitiveness of the ports through the ladder comparison with cluster analysis. Based on the result, the appropriate policy is suggested.

Keywords:  Port Economy; Comprehensive Competitiveness; Factor Analysis; Cluster Analysis

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