The unique attractiveness factor of a container port has a direct influence on the carriers’ deployment of their routes and schedules, that is, the attractiveness of the port will affect the port selecting evaluation of the carriers, which will directly impact the future status and competitiveness of a port. Therefore, this paper aimed to establish a fuzzy AHP-TOPSIS (Analytic Hierarchy Process-Technique for Order Preference by Similarity to Ideal Solution) evaluation model for selecting the most attractive port for container carriers. Firstly, this paper concluded the six evaluation dimensions and 24 important attractiveness criteria (factors) for carriers to select a port. Secondly, the weight of the evaluation criteria layer was calculated using the fuzzy AHP method. Then, combined with the concept of fuzzy TOPSIS, an evaluation method suitable for container carriers to choose the most attractive port was created. Finally, this paper used a simulation to interpret the fuzzy AHP-TOPSIS evaluation model developed in this paper. In the future, carriers evaluating attractive ports can modify this model according to the actual situation to better meet their decision-making purposes.
Liu, Da-Chun; Ding, Ji-Feng; Liang, Gin-Shuh; and Ye, Kung-Don
"USE OF THE FUZZY AHP-TOPSIS METHOD TO SELECT THE MOST ATTRACTIVE CONTAINER PORT,"
Journal of Marine Science and Technology: Vol. 28:
2, Article 3.
Available at: https://jmstt.ntou.edu.tw/journal/vol28/iss2/3