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 AJIBM  Vol.9 No.6 , June 2019
Dry Port Development in Togo: A Multi-Criteria Approach Using Analytic Network Process [ANP]
Abstract:
This paper aims to determine an optimum location for dry port development in Togo. The dry port location decision problem is formulated using Analytic Network Process which consists of multi-criteria evaluation techniques through a pairwise comparison and a super-matrix formation. This research also conducted a field survey through questionnaires and interviews in order to retrieve adequate data from group of experts which were analyzed in establishing the ANP model using Super Decision software. Sokodé has the highest ideal score of 0.94 among other selected alternatives thus, making it the best location for establishing a dry port in Togo. Although all parameters estimated should be uncertain in reality but the sensitivity analysis of the model still indicates that the output results are quite stable. Furthermore, the port of Lomé is also considered as the gateway port providing both inbound and outbound traffic to the hinterland locations within Togo and also to West African landlocked countries.
Cite this paper: Augustin, D. , Akossiwa, D. and Esther, D. (2019) Dry Port Development in Togo: A Multi-Criteria Approach Using Analytic Network Process [ANP]. American Journal of Industrial and Business Management, 9, 1301-1317. doi: 10.4236/ajibm.2019.96086.
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