Determinants of Container Terminal Operation from Green Port Perspective

This study made use of both the analytic hierarchy process (AHP) and gray relational analysis (GRA), where AHP was first used to determine the degree of importance of green container terminal assessment criteria, and GRA was employed to identify the ranking order of six main commercial ports in the Far East area based on the degree to which they satisfy the aforementioned green container terminal assessment criteria. Main findings of the paper are stated as: (1) Shipping companies and port management companies have different perceptions of green container terminal assessment criteria. Shipping companies focused chiefly on assessment criteria concerning operating aspects, while port management companies paid more attention to overall management aspects. (2) The ranking order of six international ports in the Far East area in terms of degree of satisfaction in accordance with the assessment criteria toward was Singapore > Hong Kong >Tokyo >Shanghai >Busan > Kaohsiung, which suggests that Kaohsiung port should emulate the green container terminal planning and operation strategies from the port of Singapore. (3) As a member of the world community, Kaohsiung port should share the responsibility for coping with the threat of climate change by improving energy conservation and CO2 reduction through the realization of a green container terminal.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 276-286
  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the International Forum on Shipping, Ports and Airports (IFSPA) 2013: Trade, Supply Chain Activities and Transport: Contemporary Logistics and Maritime Issues

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  • Accession Number: 01496094
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9789623677677
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 24 2013 9:31AM