Maritime Economics & Logistics

, Volume 6, Issue 2, pp 122–140 | Cite as

Efficiency in European Seaports with DEA: Evidence from Greece and Portugal

  • Carlos Pestana Barros
  • Manolis Athanassiou
Original Article


In this paper, we compare the seaport efficiency of two European countries, Greece and Portugal, using data envelopment analysis (DEA). The international benchmarking procedure is implemented, in which the seaports in each country are compared against each other. The broader aim of this study is to seek out those best practices that will lead to improved performance in the context of European seaport policy. We rank the seaports according to their total productivity for the period 1998–2000. Economic implications arising from the study are considered.


Sea ports efficiency Greece Portugal 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carlos Pestana Barros
    • 1
  • Manolis Athanassiou
    • 2
  1. 1.Instituto de Economia e Gestao, Technical University of LisbonLisbonPortugal
  2. 2.Athens UniversityAthensGreece

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