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Multicriteria Assessment of Green Logistics in Taiwan’s Maritime Freight Transport: Green Packaging and Green Transportation as Driving Aspects
1 National Taiwan Ocean University, Zhongzheng, Keelung, Taiwan
ABSTRACT: This study aims to establish a multicriteria-based model for understanding green logistics in Taiwan's maritime freight transport industry. Prior studies have emphasized certain successful results from using green measures on the operational logistics operations, including establishing a competitive advantage and economic benefits. However, the literature tends to be inadequate and fragmented when discussing how green logistics relate to environmental sustainability. This study proposes a framework containing 5 aspects and 35 criteria. The fuzzy Delphi and best-worst methods are adopted to evaluate the validity and reliability. A decision-making trial and evaluation laboratory method is used to examine how the attributes’ interrelationships. The results reveal that green packaging and green transportation become the determining aspects to enhance green logistics. The top five criteria to prioritize is presented including product life cycle impact, green packaging material, use of energy at facilities, intermodal transport, emissions of transporting vehicles within the area of facilities.
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Citation note:
Sujanto R.Y., Kao S.L., Yang M.F.: Multicriteria Assessment of Green Logistics in Taiwan’s Maritime Freight Transport: Green Packaging and Green Transportation as Driving Aspects. TransNav, the International Journal on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation, Vol. 18, No. 1, doi:10.12716/1001.18.01.02, pp. 35-44, 2024
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