The paper shows an analysis of the global
technical efficiency of container terminals of the main ports of Mexico in the
period 1982-2010, through Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA). This methodology
allows us to measure each decision unit
evaluated in relation to other homogeneous units. The aim of the study
is to determine the importance of global technical efficiency, pure technical efficiency
and scale efficiency in the ports of México. For this purpose, quay length and number of employees are used as input and as
output of the number of containers.
The results show that the Mexican ports in general have a low technical global efficiency
and only the ports showed that technical global efficiency, technical pure efficiency
and scale efficiency were Veracruz and Tuxpan in the year 1982, and Manzanillo
and Lazaro Cárdenas in the year 2010. For that reason, it requires better
operability which means greater mobility of TEUs.
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