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A fuzzy MCDM method for solving marine transshipment container port selection problems. (English) Zbl 1185.90130

Summary: “Transshipment” is a very popular and important issue in the present international trade container transportation market. In order to reduce the international trade container transportation operation cost, it is very important for shipping companies to choose the best transshipment container port. The aim of this paper is to present a new Fuzzy Multiple Criteria Decision Making Method (FMCDM) for solving the transshipment container port selection problem under fuzzy environment. In this paper we present first the canonical representation of multiplication operation on three fuzzy numbers, and then this canonical representation is applied to the selection of transshipment container port. Based on the canonical representation, the decision maker of shipping company can determine quickly the ranking order of all candidate transshipment container ports and select easily the best one.

MSC:

90B80 Discrete location and assignment
90B50 Management decision making, including multiple objectives
03E72 Theory of fuzzy sets, etc.
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