标题：Evaluation of development potential of ports in the yangtze river delta using FAHP-entropy model
作者：Mou N.; Wang C.; Yang T.; Zhang L.
作者机构：[Mou, N] College of Geomatics, Shandong University of Science and Technology, Qingdao, 266590, China;[ Wang, C] College of Geomatics, Shandong Univers 更多
通讯作者地址：[Mou, N] College of Geomatics, Shandong University of Science and TechnologyChina;
关键词：Environmental initiatives; Evaluation index system; FAHP-entropy; Location advantage; Port development potential; Yangtze River Delta
摘要：Port development potential refers to the potential but unrealized status and capacity of ports, which can become a reality when external conditions permit. A correct analysis of port development potential helps to better formulate investment response plans and national development strategies, and finally achieve the sustainable development of the ports. Based on the Automatic Identification System (AIS) data, basic port data, hinterland city data, traffic network data, and relevant economic and policy data, we constructed an evaluation index system of port development potential, and evaluated the development potential of eight representative ports in the Yangtze River Delta port group of China with the methods of FAHP-entropy (FAHP-Fuzzy Analytical Hierarchy Process). The results show that: (1) The development potential of the port group in the Yangtze River Delta is positioned in the upper middle level; its development prospects are considerable, and other countries or ports could give priority of cooperation with it to maximize its benefits. (2) Port economy and policy are the primary core indicators affecting the development potential of ports, while per capita GDP (gross domestic product), number of berths, and port network status are the secondary core indicators affecting the development potential of ports. (3) Ports with larger development potential usually have one or more outstanding indicators, while the potential of ports with balanced development among all indicators is relatively weak. © 2020 by the authors.