The Improvement Model of Navigational Safety for Inland Waterway Transport


  • Huy-Tien Ha Small and Medium Enterprises Association, Vietnam
  • Lan Ngo Dong Nai Technology University, Post Graduate Department, Dong Nai, Vietnam
  • Van-Chung Pham University of Economics and Law, Faculty of Economic Mathematics, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Thanh-Liem Nguyen Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group - VNPT, Dong Nai, Vietnam



Improvement model, Navigational safety, Inland waterway transport, Risk elements


This paper aims at evaluating navigational safety for inland waterway transport (IWT). In doing so, the literature and operational features of IWT were initially reviewed to figure out risk elements (REs) influencing the navigational safety for IWT. After that, a fuzzy Analytic Hierarchical Process (AHP) approach was adopted to estimate the weight for the likelihood and consequence measures of REs. Then, continuous risk matrix (RM) was introduced to identify REs' risk level. Lastly, to test the proposed research model's applicability, IWT operators across Vietnam were empirically surveyed. The empirical findings could be useful for IWT operators in launching managerial policies to boost their navigational safety. Furthermore, the proposed risk evaluation framework may serve as a methodological reference in relevant literature.




How to Cite

Ha, H.-T., Ngo, L., Pham, V.-C. and Nguyen, T.-L. (2023) “The Improvement Model of Navigational Safety for Inland Waterway Transport”, Transactions on Maritime Science. Split, Croatia, 12(1). doi: 10.7225/toms.v12.n01.003.



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