An Application of Fuzzy AHP Using Quadratic Mean Method: Case Study of ENC Preparation Process for Intended Voyages

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Tunçel A. L., Arslan Ö., Akyüz E.

Journal of Eta Maritime Science, vol.11, no.1, pp.56-66, 2023 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/jems.2023.05902
  • Journal Name: Journal of Eta Maritime Science
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, Applied Science & Technology Source, Central & Eastern European Academic Source (CEEAS), Directory of Open Access Journals, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.56-66
  • Keywords: ECDIS, ENC, Fuzzy analytic hierarchy process, Quadratic mean method, Risk assessment
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Effective management of the electronic nautical charts (ENCs) preparation process using the electronic chart display and information system (ECDIS) is crucial to ensure the safety of ships. Delays or failures in this process can prevent the creation of a safe voyage plan and result in delays or maritime accidents, which may damage a company's reputation. To identify risk factors causing such issues, the quadratic mean method-based Fuzzy Analytical Hierarchy Process was used to weigh and determine the most prominent ones. Additionally, the study proposes specific solutions to eliminate each risk factor. The study's outputs are expected to improve the management of ENC preparation, which is a frequent task for ships using electronic navigation.