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Multimodal transport: the case of Laotian garment exporters

Banomyong, Ruth and Beresford, Anthony Kenneth Charles 2001. Multimodal transport: the case of Laotian garment exporters. International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management 31 (9) , pp. 663-685. 10.1108/09600030110408161

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Abstract

This paper explores the various alternative routes and methods available to garment exporters in Lao PDR, a land-locked country in South East Asia, when exporting to the European Union. Lao exporters are dependent on the transport systems in place in neighbouring countries (i.e. Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore) for transit purposes. A multimodal transport cost-model is used to illustrate and clarify multimodal transport routeing alternatives. A confidence index is also introduced for each route, transport modes and nodal links. Five routeing alternatives are presented in this paper and it is shown that the most frequently utilised route via Bangkok (Thailand) is not necessarily the most competitive in terms of time and cost, while the route via Port Klang (Malaysia) potentially offers a better alternative for Lao garment exporters.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Uncontrolled Keywords: Developing countries; Export; Lao; Modelling; Transport operations
Publisher: Emerald
ISSN: 0960-0035
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 04:33
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/41006

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