Journal Published Online: 05 October 2015
Volume 44, Issue 5

Performance Evaluation of International Container Ports in Taiwan and Neighborhood Area by Weakness and Strength Indices of FMCDM



International trade for economic development is one of important articles in many countries. Additionally, intermodal transportation and global logistics in international trade are essential practices, and the important connection between the two is international container ports. For Taiwan and neighboring areas, the cargo loadings of intermodal transportation and global logistics have increased now, and thus international container ports with high performance are critical. In this paper, we evaluated performance of 12 international container ports including Hong Kong, Shanghai, Kaohsiung, Shenzhen, Singapore, Tokyo, Pusan, Klang, Manila, Laem Chabang, Oingdao, and Tanjung Priok in Taiwan and neighboring areas on 13 criteria: tug boat operation, untwisting rope operation, pilot operation, stevedoring efficiency, low damage rate for goods, awaiting unloading, working and service flexibility, application service process, service personnel ability, service personnel attitude, advisory services, harbor rates and stevedoring rates by fuzzy multi-criteria decision-making(FMCDM) with weakness, and strength indices. Through the FMCDM, we effectively and efficiently evaluated the performance problem of the 12 international container ports in Taiwan and neighboring areas.

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Wang, Yu-Jie
Department of Shipping and Transportation Management, National Penghu Univ. of Science and Technology, Taiwan, CN
Pages: 13
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Stock #: JTE20140326
ISSN: 0090-3973
DOI: 10.1520/JTE20140326