Identification and prioritization factors affecting site selection of dry ports to enhancing competitive performance of seaport services Using DEMATEL and ANP

Document Type : Research Paper



Site selection of dry ports haven't been studied in IRAN as a academic research or public research, so The main purpose of the resaerch is to list and prioritise all the factors affecting site selection of dry port in IRAN. These factors are selected according to competetive advantage of seaport performance and considered the needs of customers and actors involved in transportation industry. Then, the causal relationships and relative importance weights of the factors are computed using the ANP and DEMATEL. In conclusion, transportation network, transportation cost and Proximity to market, industrial regieon and market are key factors that should be considered when choosing dry port locations. Further, this paper will provide transportation policymakers with a better understanding of the relevant issues under consideration.