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AN APPRAISAL OF CONTAINERIZATION IN PORTS OF WESTERN AND EASTERN NIGERIA

DOI: 10.7708/ijtte.2019.9(2).05


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Olapoju Olabisi Michael - Department of Geography, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, Africa -


Abstract

The study appraised containerization market share among the two port divisions in Nigeria—Western and Eastern ports. Container throughput of all the ports within these divisions between 1995 and 2014 were extracted from Annual Statistical Reports of operation of the Nigerian Ports Authority in order to achieve a comparative perspective of their shares of the container trade. HHI was adopted to determine the level of concentration of container trade in any of the ports. Study revealed that Western Ports (LPC and TCIPC) have higher percentage shares of container throughout the study period, thus becoming more concentrated than the Eastern counterparts. Generally, concentration index for all the ports showed highest concentration of 0.51 both in 2005 and 2006 and the lowest index of 0.4 in 2014. Study concluded that geographical location, extensiveness of the hinterland and relative size of ports as factors responsible for the resultant index of the ports.


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