A method for optimizing maritime emergency resource allocation in inland waterways

Quandang Ma, Yang Zhou, Mingyang Zhang*, Qi Peng, Shanshan Fu, Nengchao Lyu

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Abstract

Maritime safety and emergency operation management are critical to preventing maritime accidents and mitigating risks. In this study, we propose a novel method to optimize maritime emergency resource allocation to improve emergency management efficiency. We combine the analytic hierarchy process (AHP) and coefficient of variation (CV) to develop an inverse comprehensive weight (CW) - data envelopment analysis (DEA) model. We apply this model to evaluate the efficiency of allocating emergency resources among ten Maritime Safety Administrations (MSAs) in the Jiangsu section of the Yangtze River in China. Our results indicate that five MSAs have low emergency management benefits, and we propose emergency resource allocation optimization options to improve their emergency management benefits. This study provides policymakers with valuable insights and guidelines for optimizing maritime emergency resource allocation in inland waterways.

Original languageEnglish
Article number116224
Number of pages12
JournalOcean Engineering
Volume289
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2023
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Keywords

  • Inverse CW-DEA method
  • Maritime emergency management
  • Resource allocation optimization
  • Waterway safety
  • Yangtze River

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