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Operational Research

, 7:213 | Cite as

Freight village design using the multicriteria method PROMETHEE

  • Athanasios Ballis
  • George Mavrotas
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Abstract

The development of a freight village in the region of Thriasio, located nearby to Athens is an ongoing project in its early stage. In the present paper three alternative designs of the freight village layout are compared by means of multicriteria analysis and more specifically using the PROMETHEE method. The multicriteria framework consists of selecting the most meaningful criteria of evaluation and the required decision parameters (weights of criteria, indifference and preference thresholds etc). Besides the benefits obtained from the well structured decision approach that offers a deeper insight in the problem, the results of the multicriteria analysis reveal the preference order of the alternative designs.

Keywords

Freight village design multicriteria PROMETHEE 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Athanasios Ballis
    • 1
  • George Mavrotas
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Transportation Planning and Engineering, School of Civil EngineeringNational Technical University of AthensGreece
  2. 2.Laboratory of Industrial and Energy Economics, School of Chemical EngineeringNational Technical University of AthensGreece

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