Skip to main content

Research Repository

Advanced Search

Enhancing the Competitiveness of Container Seaports Through Sustainability: A Case Study of Thailand

Kannika, Notthamon; Tan, Kim Hua; Pawar, Kulwant

Enhancing the Competitiveness of Container Seaports Through Sustainability: A Case Study of Thailand Thumbnail


Notthamon Kannika

Professor of Operations and Innovation Management

Professor of Operations Management


Sustainability has become a key goal of any supply chain which aims to be more competitive in the long term. And ports are a vital part of maritime transportation and maritime supply chains. Therefore, they need to comply with a global sustainability agenda while developing their competitiveness and performance as well. Their improvement should take economic, environmental and social aspects of sustainability into account simultaneously. Enabling of sustainability in ports is now widely recognised as increasing competitiveness. The sustainability of container seaports has become an increasing focus of attention in developed countries in particular, although emerging economies are the key driver of growth for the global economy. Hence, this paper aims to propose a set of criteria to investigate the port sustainability performance of container ports in an emerging country: Thailand. Thailand port system is one of the busiest of ASEAN. To address this issue, the new MCDM method called Best-Worst is proposed to evaluate the importance of factors. This propose to guide for assessment framework of port sustainability development within the Thailand context in the future.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date May 2, 2019
Online Publication Date Feb 25, 2020
Publication Date Feb 25, 2020
Deposit Date Apr 22, 2020
Publicly Available Date Apr 24, 2020
Journal Procedia Manufacturing
Print ISSN 2351-9789
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 39
Pages 1587-1596
Keywords Port sustainability; sustainability assessment; sustainability criteria; Best-worst method (BWM), Multi-criteria decision-making
Public URL
Publisher URL


You might also like

Downloadable Citations