Selection of the location of a goods transportation center using the moora method


  • Dragan Stanimirović Assistant Minister, Doctor of Science - Traffic Engineering, Ministry of Transport and Communications, Banja Luka
  • Radenka Bjelošević Senior expert associate for work with local self-government units, Master of Technical Sciences, Traffic Safety Agency, Banja Luka
  • Dragan Gatarić Head of the technical maintenance and transport department, master of technical sciences, JSU Dom zdravlja, Banja Luka
  • Aleksandar Đukić Assistant director, graduate traffic engineer - master, Inspectorate of the Republic of Srpska, Banja Luka
  • Branko Aleksić Independent professional associate for traffic, graduate traffic engineer - master, HKP Consulting, Banja Luka



The location of goods transport centers in the Republic of Srpska can be observed in several ways, two of which are of decisive importance, namely, the position and strength of the flows that converge in certain nodes and the mutual relationship between the located and projected capacities in the observed nodes. The special importance of individual goods transport centers is the variety of logistics services provided. Especially in places where multiple branches of traffic meet and engage multiple entities in meeting transport demand. The factors used in selecting the basic criteria for choosing the location of freight transport centers in the Republic of Srpska are the position they occupy on railway and road routes, i.e. corridors. According to the basic definition, the role and task of goods transport centers is the collection of cargo and other shipments by road vehicles, if necessary, storage, formation of transport handling units and shipment by rail and other modes of transport for a specific goods transport center, where the goods are delivered to the recipient. Taking into account all the above, seven basic criteria were selected for the subject analysis: social, legislative, ecological, organizational, technical, technological and economic. During the research, a survey was used, on the basis of which the mentioned criteria were evaluated. By applying multi-criteria analysis, the weight of individual criteria and the value of alternatives according to criteria were determined. By applying the MOORA mathematical method, the city of Doboj was chosen as the optimal location for the construction of a goods transport center.