Research on Factors Affecting the Effect of Chinese Port Transformation and Upgrading

  • Xuejun Feng
  • Jiaojiao Wang
  • Liupeng JiangEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 617)


Chinese ports are in a critical period of transforming development methods. It is necessary to scientifically realize the transformation and upgrading of ports. However, the factors affecting the port transformation and upgrading are complex, multi-layered and difficult to quantify. All kinds of influencing factors and their relationships are considered comprehensively and a structural equation model for the influencing factors of port transformation and upgrading is established in this article, based on the structural equation model (SEM). The effect of each influencing factor on port transformation and upgrading is quantitatively analyzed, and then the key influencing factors are identified. This was accomplished by conducting the data sampling and the questionnaire survey. This article provides decision-making basis for port transformation and upgrading, which is of great significance.


Chinese ports Transformation and upgrading Factors SEM 



This research was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 41401120) and the Jiangsu Social Science Fund (No. 14JD014).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Harbour, Coastal and Offshore EngineeringHohai UniversityNanjingChina

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