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Economic Analysis on Substitution of Paper Chart with ECDIS Onboard for Turkish Flag Ships
1 Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey
ABSTRACT: ECDIS as a real-time navigation system integrating variety of charts and navigation-related information that replaces the usage of paper chart. Nowadays, ECDIS usage is getting more recognized as being used for both navigation and collision avoidance tasks. In this consideration, Turkish ship management companies are at the right cornerstone to take a decision for the substitution of paper chart with ECDIS. Cost factor has a significant role during the selection process and it needs to be optimized with cost-benefit ratios of each alternative. This study originally tends to describe decision making process with alternative solutions that could be applied to ship's bridge operations. By utilizing multi-criteria decision making model, it is aimed to facilitate the selection of two alternatives with ?Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP)?. Consequently quantifying the influence of related factors to the selection of two alternatives for Turkish management companies, a hierarchical analysis framework is developed and applied by AHP method.
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Citation note:
Gurel O., Er I.D.: Economic Analysis on Substitution of Paper Chart with ECDIS Onboard for Turkish Flag Ships. TransNav, the International Journal on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation, Vol. 1, No. 4, pp. 399-404, 2007

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