Location Analysis for Dry Ports Based on FCM
This paper deals with the problem of optimally locating dry ports for seaport. Evaluation system for dry port location decision is established and FCM is applied to solve the problem. The model is used to select optimal location for inland terminals of port Tianjin in China. It is shown that among the direct hinterland of the seaport, Beijing is most suitable for operating dry port, there are also eight inland cities as alternatives. According to the result comparison, industry transfer and relevant policy tendency should also be considered when make the dry port location decision.
Z. Chang et al., "Location Analysis for Dry Ports Based on FCM", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 97-98, pp. 1022-1026, 2011