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How to measure the performance of a waterway port via the "port performance index (PPI)" using Bayesian network approach

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Because ports are considered to be the heart of the maritime transportation system, thereby assessing port performance is necessary for a nation’s development and economic success. This study proposes a novel metric, namely, “port performance index (PPI)”, to determine the overall performance and utilization of inland waterway ports based on six criteria, port facility, port availability, port economics, port service, port connectivity, and port environment.


Writing this article was a great pleasure as it has co-authors with whom I have had long standing collaborations.

Niamat Ullah Hossain
State of Mississippi

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This page is a summary of: Metrics for Assessing Overall Performance of Inland Waterway Ports: A Bayesian Network Based Approach, Complexity, May 2019, Hindawi Publishing Corporation,
DOI: 10.1155/2019/3518705.
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