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DEAP - DEA Evaluation of Adriatic Ports

FPP project manager: Dr. Mozhgan MANSOURI KALEIBAR


Project duration: from 01.10.2022 to 30.09.2024

Project financing: Slovenian Research and Innovation Agency

Ports are the main gateways for international trade and a key element in increasing a country's trade and economic growth. Therefore, improving the efficiency of ports is crucial as it can boost a country's competitiveness and economy. Given the progress that maritime transport has made in the world and in Europe in recent years, port activities must be maximized to achieve the best results for the European and global economies. Therefore, solutions must be found to improve efficiency, which in turn will lead to more efficient use of resources and ultimately the development of ports. The evaluation of ports using the Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) method can assess performance under all conditions.


Adriatic ports occupy a special position in European maritime transport and have not yet been assessed. For this reason, the main objective of this project is to assess and measure the efficiency of the ports analyzed and to rank them. In this way, efficient and inefficient ports and the causes of the inefficiency of each port will be identified. In addition, the congestion of the units will be determined. Finally, reference units are introduced as models for inefficient ports. The performance of each port in the years mentioned above will be analyzed separately. The results of this project will help to improve the performance and efficiency of the analyzed ports.