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Prioritization of dry Ports by using Pair comparison Technique to Enhance AHP

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Industrial Management, Islamic Azad Univercity, Firoozkooh Branch, Firoozkooh, IRAN

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 4, Issue (9), Pages 137-144, September,2 (2015)


The present study, with the title of dry ports acquisition using AHP multi-variant decision-making techniques, aims to apply 5 criteria: proper access to rail and road ways near the international airports and the domestic consumption industries, proper climate conditions and near the political institutions to prioritize the construction of the dry ports in the Islamic Republic of Iran among 6 zones: Special Economic Zone of Salafchegan (Qom city), Special Economic Zone of Sarakhs (Sarakhs city), Mehriz city (Yazd province), Talayedarane Qadir Zangan (Zanjan), Aprin Group (Eslamshahr), Arvand Free Area Organization (Khoozestan), Pishgaman-e-Yazd Group (Kowsar), Dry Port Construction Plan between Tehran and Alborz provinces to construct these ports. According to site acquisition researches and the practitioners' and experts' opinions in the context of transportation (aerial, road, marine), the investors, who tend to invest on these infrastructures, are identified and the experts' opinions are applied in this project. Unfortunately, there has been no serious work on this issue and its significance and value is unknown. Although the Islamic Republic of Iran has the status of main way, particularly in Middle East, the logistic status to respond the modern transportation has not been formed properly, e.g. dry ports to decentralize the ports and accelerate the cargo transportation, etc.


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