volume 4, issue 3, P238-255 2019
DOI: 10.1108/mabr-03-2019-0011
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Ahmet Selcuk Basarici, Tanzer Satir

Abstract: Purpose -The purpose of this study is to reveal the magnitude of empty container movements (ECM) arising from cargo seasonality by means of long-term datasets of Turkish terminals. Trade imbalance is one of the well-known major reasons of ECM. Cargo seasonality apart from some other operational drivers and market effect, i.e. commercial decisions of the ship operators, is the major operational driver in Turkish terminals effecting ECM. Furthermore, this study highlights the significance of market effect, leadi…

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