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Delmy L. Salin

Bio: Delmy L. Salin is an academic researcher. The author has contributed to research in topics: Economics & Pace. The author has an hindex of 1, co-authored 1 publications receiving 13 citations.
Topics: Economics, Pace, Food prices, Monetary economics

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01 Jan 2010-Analysis
TL;DR: In this article, the authors proposed a more integrated approach to reduce bottlenecks in the U.S. Intermodal System to remain competitive in the face of the Panama Canal expansion.
Abstract: The Panama Canal expansion is expected to affect global transportation trade routes. The Panama Canal’s main competitors for shipments from Asia to the U.S. East Coast are the U.S. Intermodal System and the Suez Canal. The Panama Canal is an efficient route, but is reaching its maximum capacity. However, this problem will be resolved by 2014 when the Panama Canal Expansion Project is completed. The Suez Canal route, especially, competes with the Panama Canal in the South and Southeast Asia–U.S. East Coast route due to its shorter navigation time of 21.1 days and its capacity to handle Post-Panamax vessels. The U.S. Intermodal System has the shortest ocean navigation time (Asia to U.S. West Coast) of 12.3 days. Transit time from the West Coast to the East Coast is another 6 days, for a total transit time from Asia to the East Coast of about 18.3 days. However, the reliability of ports and railroads frequently is compromised by labor problems and capacity expansion challenges. For the U.S. Intermodal System to remain competitive in the face of the Panama Canal expansion, further investment in U.S. infrastructure and a more integrated approach is needed to reduced bottlenecks in the system.

13 citations

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TL;DR: The authors decompose the path of domestic food prices into explanatory factors, grouped by supply or demand orientation, and find that demand-side factors have a stronger correlation with recent food price increases than they have, historically.
Abstract: Beginning in mid-2021, U.S. food prices surged at the fastest pace in decades, due to pandemic-related supply chain and labor shortages, rising transportation costs and wages, food commodity and fertilizer shocks resulting from Russia's invasion of Ukraine, and perhaps demand-side effects of recent monetary and fiscal stimulus. We decompose the path of domestic food prices into explanatory factors, grouped by supply or demand orientation. Our findings indicate that although supply-side factors explain most of the observed price changes, the demand-side factors we studied—particularly the money supply—have a stronger correlation with recent food price increases than they have, historically.

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TL;DR: In this article, a comparative life cycle assessment between diesel and electric yard tractors in a case study of the Port of Los Angeles is presented, showing a significant reduction in life cycle emissions as the port shifts to electric vehicles and as the power supplier increases its use of renewable energy sources (e.g., wind and solar).

33 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, the authors discuss how US container ports may adapt to changing circumstances through innovation and the emergent outputs of self-organised agents (components) of their port organizations.
Abstract: The resilience of US container ports is increasingly challenged by disruptive and stressful events such as regulatory change, adverse weather, larger container ship sizes, changing patterns of trade and sea routes, and the still to be quantified effects of enlarging the capabilities and capacity of the Panama Canal. Port sustainability requires the port managers to be resilient in their practices, to maintain existing performance levels and to increase market share when opportunity presents. The primary question that this paper addresses is how US container ports might be affected by adverse events and how they undertake resilience processes when faced with complex problems and uncertain outcomes. The paper gathers insights from literature on complex adaptive systems to discuss how US container ports may adapt to changing circumstances through innovation and the emergent outputs of self-organised agents (components) of their port organisations. The paper suggests that by conceptualising ports as complex adaptive systems, port managers may be able to better understand the complexity of change and organisational dynamics and thus harness the phenomenon of self-organisation towards their strategic intent.

32 citations

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29 Nov 2018
TL;DR: In this article, the authors conducted face-to-face interviews with experts from various agencies to gather information on the impact of Thai Canal on Malaysian trade and infrastructure, and the outcome of the interviews indicated that the implication of Thai canal reduces the productivity of Malaysian seaports, which will affect the trade performance of this region, enforcing equal regional development between west and east coast Malaysia and administering dramatic progress on multimodalism in each state.
Abstract: About 94.8 per cent of Malaysian trade is depending on collective inter/intra-regional maritime networks. Straits of Malacca is an important strait and the only strait that connecting Indian Ocean and South China Sea which contributes to the nation’s economic growth significantly. This strait plays a key character to enable the trade connection between east and west of the globe. In average, about 63,000 different types of vessels passing through the strait per year and the number of the vessels keep accelerating every year. Conversely, the introduction of Thai Canal to detour the trade voyage between Indian Ocean to South China Sea is expecting to reduce about three to four days journey time between these two passages. Although the development of this canal is predicted to provide substantial benefits to shipping lines, the grey area or disadvantages change to implications of this canal need to be explored especially on Malaysian trade and infrastructure. Therefore, a qualitative approach has been employed to achieve the aim of this paper. Face-to-face interviews with experts from various agencies had been conducted to gather information on the impact of Thai Canal on Malaysian trade and infrastructure. The outcome of this paper indicates that the implication of Thai Canal reduces the productivity of Malaysian seaports, transformation of seaports in northern region as a major hub of the nation, enforcing equal regional development between west and east coast Malaysia and administering dramatic progress on multimodalism in each state. The outcome of this research is important as an input for the preparation of Malaysian seaport system due to any significant changes in the trade route. Although, the development of Thai Canal reduce the overdependence on Malacca Straits, the impact of this this new canal will affects the trade performance of this region. Hence, this paper is significant to understand the implications that might occur to this nation due to dynamism of maritime logistics.

9 citations

01 Jul 2014
TL;DR: In this article, the authors examined how the Panama Canal expansion will affect freight at three ports, truck movement between the ports and inland economic hubs and the economic impacts accompanying the shift in cargo shipping patterns.
Abstract: This research report examines how the Panama Canal expansion will affect freight at three ports, truck movement between the ports and inland economic hubs and the economic impacts accompanying the shift in cargo shipping patterns. Economic impacts stemming from the Panama Canal expansion are examined with three primary research objectives: to profile the relationship between the Panama Canal and port activities along the East and Gulf Coasts and explore the nature of inland freight movement; to examine the implications for highway infrastructure resulting from a change in freight movement; and to model different scenarios of the Panama Canal expansions’ impact on local economic activity. The analysis begins by examining 14 east and Gulf Coast ports having a combined cargo volume of over one quarter million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU). The research contains a deeper analysis of the relationship between highway network conditions, port activity and local and regional economies utilizing large seasonal truck global positioning system (GPS) samples for three selected ports: the Garden City Terminal at the Port of Savannah, the Norfolk International Terminals in at the Port of Virginia, and the Napoleon Avenue Container Terminal at the Port of New Orleans. GPS truck data showed that congestion around the Port of New Orleans is limiting truck range compared with Savannah or Norfolk. While the Savannah area is not severely congested, main truck routes encounter congestion around major cities and highway interchanges in Georgia, and by 2040 congestion is expected to affect urban and rural interstates in South and North Carolina.

8 citations

Dissertation
01 Mar 2018
Abstract: II

4 citations