Key Risk Factors Influencing Harbor Tugboat Operations at Tianjin Port

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Title: Key Risk Factors Influencing Harbor Tugboat Operations at Tianjin Port

Author: Feng Hongjuan

Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Qiu Chao

Degree: Master of Business Administration

Major: International Business Management

Faculty: บัณฑิตวิทยาลัย (Graduate School)

Academic year: 2566 (2023)

Published: 2nd National and International Academic Conference on Innovation and Management for Sustainable 15-16 December 2020 (pp.151-161)   คลิก  PDF


Set against the backdrop of increasing maritime traffic and operational complexity, this study addressed a significant problem in maritime risk management – the need for effective risk prioritization and management strategies in harbor tugboat operations. This study explored the key risk factors influencing harbor tugboat operations at Tianjin Port, focusing on the systematic identification, analysis, and mitigation of these risks. The objectives of the study were: 1) To construct a comprehensive hierarchical model categorizing various risk factors affecting the operations of harbor tugboat at Tianjin Port. 2) To perform a pairwise comparison of these risk factors using the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP), thereby determining their relative weights and importance. 3) To evaluate the consistency of the judgments made in the AHP analysis and applythe findings to develop strategic recommendations for enhancing operational safety andefficiency at Tianjin Port.

Grounded in the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP), a robust multi-criteria decision-making tool, the study employed the quantitative research strategy. The data were gathered from a panel of experts through a structured survey, focusing on environmental conditions, mechanical issues, and human factors. The findings aligned closely with the objectives. 1) A comprehensive hierarchical model of risk factors was successfully constructed, 2) The AHP analysis then prioritized these factors, identifying weather patterns, maintenance, and crew training as the most significant in their respective categories. Consistency checks ensured the reliability of these findings, 3) In terms of practical application, recommendations include enhancing weather monitoring systems, implementing more rigorous maintenance schedules, and focusing on extensive crew training.

This study contributes to the field of maritime risk management by providing a structured approach to assess and prioritize risks in harbor tugboat operations, offering valuable insights for port authorities and maritime operators in enhancing operational safety and efficiency.

Keywords: analytic hierarchy process, maritime risk management, Tianjin Port operations, harbor tugboat safety

Key Risk Factors Influencing Harbor Tugboat Operations at Tianjin Port

6217195418 Feng Hongjuan 2566 (2023) Key Risk Factors Influencing Harbor Tugboat Operations at Tianjin Port สารนิพนธ์ (Independent Study), Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Qiu Chao, ปริญญาโท (Master’s Degree), บัณฑิตวิทยาลัย (Graduate School), Master of Business Administration, International Business Management, Bangkok: Siam University

Academic Year 2023, Graduate School 2023, IMBA, IMBA 2023, Independent Study, Independent Study 2023, Master of Business Administration, Master of Business Administration (International Program) 2023, Master of Business Administration 2023, ปริญญาโท (Master’s Degree), บัณฑิตวิทยาลัย (Graduate School), Master of Business Administration,International Business Management

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