Efficency of Freight Transportation Infrastructure on International Trade through a Data Envelopment Analysis Network
Trade logistics involve key steps to facilitate international trade. In this regard, freight transport infrastructure has
an important role in international trade efficiency. The aim of this research is to calculate the efficiency levels of 27 countries.
We implement a Dynamic DEA model (Data Envelopment Analysis Network) or non-parametric technique DEA
Network for the year 2014. The results show that Germany, Argentina, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, the United Kingdom,
Thailand, Brazil, Brunei and Costa Rica were the countries with the highest levels of efficiency in freight transportation
infrastructure, while the least efficient country was India with 13%. The results also indicate that the great majority of the
analyzed countries show inefficiency in the use of resources, and are not achieving maximum optimization revenue. These
results also show the importance of implementing strategies that lead to progressive efficiency in international freight transportation
infrastructure –with the aim of strengthening investment in infrastructure– and labor policies that contribute to
better training of employed personnel.
Keywords - Dynamic, DEA, Freight transportation, logistics.