Enhancing Security Through Efficiency Focus—Insights From a Multiple Stakeholder Pilot Implementation

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Efficiency and security are often regarded as opposing factors in transport operations, with increased security causing decreased efficiency. The use of information technology holds the promise of enabling improved efficiency in freight transport operations and this article suggests and elaborates on the proposition that “An increased focus on efficiency will result in improved security for carrier operations.” The research for this article involved a literature review, the collection of empirical data through one in-depth case study, and elaboration on a proposition through a field pilot implementation. The selected focus was carrier operations in connection with port terminals carrying out RoRo operations on trailers. The article explores and describes how measures to increase efficiency result in increased security.


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Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Other Mechanical Engineering
  • Transport Systems and Logistics


  • trailer, logistics, carrier, security information technology, packaging logistics
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)64-73
JournalJournal of Business Logistics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Publication categoryResearch

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