Data Research, Vol. 3, Issue 3, Jun  2019, Pages 41-50; DOI: 10.31058/j.data.2019.33005 10.31058/j.data.2019.33005

The Statistical Value of Water Transport: A Preliminary Study of Niger Delta Creek

, Vol. 3, Issue 3, Jun  2019, Pages 41-50.

DOI: 10.31058/j.data.2019.33005

Friday Zinzendoff Okwonu 1,2* , Joshua Sarduana Apanapudor 2

1 School of Quantitative Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, Northern University of Malaysia, Changlun, Malaysia

2 Department of Mathematics, Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria

Received: 20 May 2019; Accepted: 15 June 2019; Published: 30 June 2019

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Abstract

This paper tends to investigate whether water transportation via the creek is robust in terms of passengers’ patronage and revenue generation. The study focused on the creek routes in some selected destination in Gbaramatu kingdom, Warri south west local government area of Delta state. The boat operators often determine their modes of operations as chattered (single source (ss) to single destination (sd)) or general services (single source (ss) to multiple destinations (md)).  The confidence interval and control chart is applied to determine whether passengers’ traffic is high, moderate or low. In general, the findings showed that water transportation is robust in terms of patronage and revenue generation. Although, the analysis revealed that passenger’s traffic is peaked during the dry and festive periods.

Keywords

Source, Destination, Passengers, Speed Boats, Mean

Copyright

© 2017 by the authors. Licensee International Technology and Science Press Limited. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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