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Determination of Key Factors Affecting Transient Seaport Selection for Landlocked Countries in African Continent

Version 1 : Received: 16 December 2019 / Approved: 18 December 2019 / Online: 18 December 2019 (03:41:18 CET)

How to cite: Badi, I.; Pamucar, D. Determination of Key Factors Affecting Transient Seaport Selection for Landlocked Countries in African Continent. Preprints 2019, 2019120234 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201912.0234.v1). Badi, I.; Pamucar, D. Determination of Key Factors Affecting Transient Seaport Selection for Landlocked Countries in African Continent. Preprints 2019, 2019120234 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201912.0234.v1).

Abstract

Abstract: Many countries around the world suffer from the lack of a sea port directly linked to the rest of the world. Such countries are called "landlocked countries". This leads to Weak competitiveness of their products in the global market, as well as to the high cost of the imports. Africa has the largest share of these countries, with 16 of the 43 landlocked countries around the world. The aim of this paper is to propose a general framework for criteria that can be used to choose between ports in transit countries that can be used for import or export. These criteria are related to the assessment of the sea ports in terms of infrastructure and tariffs. It is also related to transport infrastructure from the transit country to the landlocked country and the level of safety. The study identified nine criteria that could be used to compare between ports in transit countries. Using Full Consistency Method (FUCOM) to evaluate those criteria showed that the number of navigation lines is the most important criteria followed by the port service level.

Subject Areas

land locked countries; Africa; supply chain management; sea ports

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Received: 18 December 2019
Commenter: Ibrahim Badi
The commenter has declared there is no conflict of interests.
Comment: Presented at the 7th international conference ‘New Horizons of Transport and Communications 2019, held in Doboj, Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina. (http://novihorizonti.sf.ues.rs.ba)
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