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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2014, Article ID 802976, 12 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/802976
Research Article

Evaluation of Green Port Factors and Performance: A Fuzzy AHP Analysis

1Department of Shipping and Transportation Management, National Taiwan Ocean University, Keelung 20224, Taiwan
2Department of Transportation Science, National Taiwan Ocean University, Keelung 20224, Taiwan

Received 4 October 2013; Revised 20 December 2013; Accepted 20 December 2013; Published 12 January 2014

Academic Editor: Ching-Ter Chang

Copyright © 2014 Rong-Her Chiu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Due to the occurrence of abnormal global environmental change, the concept of sustainable development becomes more and more important. Port plays an important role in economic development for a country. To tackle the environmental pollution coming from the construction and operation of a port, the green concept emerged as a solution. Founded on the previous literatures, the current study formulates a Fuzzy AHP model including five dimensions and thirteen factors as the guidelines for green port operation. The results of empirical study point out the top five priority attributes of green port operation which are: hazardous waste handling, air pollution, water pollution, port greenery, and habitat quality maintenance. The FAHP model is a good referral for decision makers of port organizations to forge a “greener” port operation; it also can be used to evaluate the port’s green operation performance.