Marine transportation optimization for hazardous and noxious substances by implementing Fuzzy-AHP

Nazlıgül Y. E., Yazır D.

2nd Advanced Engineering Days (AED), Mersin, Turkey, 16 March 2022, vol.1, no.2, pp.56-58

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 1
  • City: Mersin
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.56-58
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Carefully selected ship will be helpful to decrease fuel consumption at sea and minimize

the companies’ variable costs. The selection process can be very complex, which requires

a lot of calculation and qualified people on maritime business and can be highly timeconsuming

to determine all available ships during the comparison has been made. To

solve this problem questionnaires have been answered by qualified 30 experts who are

already experienced in marine-field. According to both literature and marine experts

selected “safety of cargo”, “freight cost”, “duration of transportation”, “ease of transition

to new cargo”, “maximum load-carrying capacity in a single voyage” criteria have been

pair-wisely compared and ranked. Criteria ranking has resulted as C1 > C2 > C5 > C3 >

C4 > C6 > C7. The ranked criteria names accordingly are “Safety of cargo” > “Freight

cost”> “Maximum load-carrying capacity in a single voyage”> “Duration of

transportation”> “Ease of transition to new cargo” > “Cargo handling duration” >

“Transportation of different cargo together”. In further articles, it is believed that by

adding the “frequency of voyage” and “total voyage length” criteria and comparing vessel

types as alternatives may be very useful for literature.