Decision Making Model for Ro-Ro Short Sea Shipping Operations in Archipelagic Southeast Asia

This study aims to develop a decision-making model for determining the potential of interstate Ro-Ro Short Sea Shipping (SSS) operations in Archipelagic Southeast Asia (ASEA). It is expected to assist SSS authorities, private investors and financial institutions focus their limited resources on several key factors that could ensure the success of their undertakings. This study will begin with identifying the relevant factors that have contributed towards successful SSS operations through a process of literature review. Subsequently, a Delphi survey was conducted with sub-regional experts to identify any new determinants and assess their opinions on the relative importance of all the determinants involved. Finally the weightages of the determinants were ascertained through the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP). Twenty expert respondents from Brunei Darussalam. Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines were involved in the Delphi survey while 18 expert respondents continue to participate in the AHP survey. This study concludes with the development of a decision-making model that was tested on three interstate Ro-Ro SSS routes within the ASEA sub-region.


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  • Accession Number: 01670396
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 10 2018 4:28PM