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Multi-criteria evaluation of vessel traffic for port assessment: A case study of the Port of Rotterdam. / Bellsola Olba, Xavier; Daamen, Winnie; Vellinga, Tiedo; Hoogendoorn, Serge.

In: Case Studies on Transport Policy, Vol. 7, No. 4, 2019, p. 871-881.

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