Selection of new design gas carriers by using fuzzy EVAMIX method

Yazır D., Şahin B., Yip T. L.

The Asian Journal of Shipping and Logistics, vol.37, no.1, pp.91-104, 2021 (ESCI)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ajsl.2020.10.001
  • Journal Name: The Asian Journal of Shipping and Logistics
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Page Numbers: pp.91-104
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


This paper extends the EVAMIX (EVAluation of MIXed Data) as an exemplary multi-criteria decision-making method in three perspectives. First, the problem is investigated in a fuzzy environment. Secondly, multiple decision-makers involved in the decision-making process. It allows the moderator to benefit from the opinions of multiple experts. Third, experts are assigned a coefficient considering their professional career represented in years. In the conventional approach, the experts have assumed identical, but expert prioritization deals with the instability. The extensions applied in this study are currently available in the literature, and it is used for the first time in the EVAMIX method. This method can be applied to decision-making problems in any research field. A study is carried out to combine the pre-determined types of ships with reliable quantitative and qualitative criteria and create data for new investors and shipowners in the selection of ships using a novel mathematical approach. As a result of the study, preferences modeled for candidate ships, and database and value options are presented to decision-makers, shipowners, and investors. The qualitative and quantitative data discussed in this selection process to support the decision-making process and can be designed appropriately to be used in similar selection problems. The most suitable vessel to be selected from the candidate’s vessels is carried out based on the existing criteria being evaluated; therefore, it is a reference for similar methodologies.