An Investigation of Port Community System in China—the Case of Ningbo ePort

Yu, Yue (2012) An Investigation of Port Community System in China—the Case of Ningbo ePort. [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)] (Unpublished)

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As the total amount of international trade around the world keeps increasing, the pressure of cross-border operations in terminals, such as sea ports, becomes more and more obvious. In order to meet these needs and improve the efficiency of import and export clearance, trade facilitation is one of the most prevalent and effective solutions recommended by many scholars and researchers recently. Port Community Systems, Single Windows and other similar electronic trade systems are crucial approaches to achieve the targets of trade facilitation. China, as one of the largest import and export countries in the world, has paid special attention on the efficiency of its cross-border operations for decades. Hence, the China ePort, Port Community System in China, plays a key role in the trade facilitation of China. The Ningbo ePort, one branch of the China ePort, has its own characteristics, since Ningbo Port is the third largest container port and the Ningbo Customs deals with large amount of import and export clearance operations every year. This dissertation based on the existing theoretical bases and successful cases around the world, takes the Ningbo ePort as an example to explore the current operations of port community systems in the context of China. Moreover, the author also collects the feedbacks, which include the costs, benefits, constraints and suggestions of adopting the ePort, from trade companies by one-to-one interviews. Lastly, compare and contrast are used in discussing the results and materials collected.

Item Type: Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)
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Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2013 13:24
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