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Implementation of Sustainable Motorways of the Sea Services Multi-Criteria Analysis of a Croatian Port System

Faculty of Maritime Studies, University of Rijeka, 51000 Rijeka, Croatia
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Sustainability 2019, 11(23), 6827; https://doi.org/10.3390/su11236827
Received: 10 October 2019 / Revised: 26 November 2019 / Accepted: 28 November 2019 / Published: 2 December 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sustainable Maritime Transportation Management and Policies)
Motorways of the Sea present a practical example of combined and sustainable transport. With respect to the present model of functionality of the transport system in the Republic of Croatia, where the development of the port and of the gravitational transport system is left to each individual port (six independent ports), and where there is no systematic approach to specialization of each port or route, the results of the analysis are not promising. The goal of this research is to explain why the current Motorways of the Sea implementation model is inefficient and unsustainable. The analysis shows that a scientific approach to multicriteria analysis, which includes the identification of all relevant factors, the analysis of the transport infrastructure, as well as the identification of criteria which could potentially affect the Motorways of the Sea system, can correctly define the optimal model for the implementation of a sustainable Motorways of the Sea system. View Full-Text
Keywords: Motorways of the Sea; port system; multi-criteria analysis; Republic of Croatia; scenarios; sustainability Motorways of the Sea; port system; multi-criteria analysis; Republic of Croatia; scenarios; sustainability
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Žgaljić, D.; Tijan, E.; Jugović, A.; Poletan Jugović, T. Implementation of Sustainable Motorways of the Sea Services Multi-Criteria Analysis of a Croatian Port System. Sustainability 2019, 11, 6827.

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