Determining Optimal Dry Port Location for Seaport Rijeka Using AHP Decision-Making Methodology
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2021

Seaport Rijeka is located and connected to the strategic EU TEN-T transport routes (Mediterranean and Baltic–Adriatic Corridor). Seaport Rijeka represents the shortest connection between Central and Central-Eastern Europe, and overseas destinations, by land and sea, and is in an excellent position to take advantage of its location. Being the largest and busiest seaport in Croatia, with constant increase in cargo traffic, especially container traffic, with inadequate and incomplete transport infrastructure that creates congestion, Seaport Rijeka will soon reach its capacity limits. One of the possible solutions that would satisfy the increasing demand and mitigate existing problems is establishing a dry port. Establishing a dry port serving Seaport Rijeka on the EU transport routes would greatly contribute to the strategic and operational plans of the EU and Croatia. The focus of this paper is to determine the optimal dry port location for Seaport Rijeka. The AHP methodology was used to determine the optimal dry port location of the Seaport Rijeka, by analyzing a large set of influential factors. The analysis was performed for three groups of possible dry port locations (close, medium distance and distant). Results suggest that optimal dry port locations for Seaport Rijeka are in Miklavlje, Velika Gorica and Vinkovci.


dry port




AHP methodology


Josip Božičević

Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts

Ivica Lovrić

City of Zagreb

Dajana Bartulović

Institute of Traffic and Communications Zagreb

Sanja Steiner

Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts

Violeta Roso

Chalmers, Teknikens ekonomi och organisation, Service Management and Logistics

Jasmina Pašagić Škrinjar

Sveučilište u Zagrebu


20711050 (eISSN)

Vol. 13 11 6471




Transportteknik och logistik



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