Jin, R.; Cao, Y., and Li, F., 2020. Comprehensive evaluation on the development level of shipbuilding industry and analysis of spatial distribution. In: Yang, D.F. and Wang, H. (eds.), Recent Advances in Marine Geology and Environmental Oceanography. Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue No. 108, pp. 161–165. Coconut Creek (Florida), ISSN 0749-0208.
The shipbuilding industry is a strategic industry for national economic development and national defense construction. A comprehensive analysis of the development level and spatial distribution of China's shipbuilding industry is of great significance in optimizing the spatial distribution of the shipping industry. This paper builds an evaluation index system from five dimensions. By analytical hierarchy process-entropy weight method and set pair analysis, it evaluates the level of shipbuilding industry in 11 provinces in mainland China. By cluster analysis, evaluation results are classified. The results show that there is an obvious imbalance in the development level of the shipbuilding industry. The development advantages of Jiangsu, Shanghai, Zhejiang, and Liaoning shipbuilding industries are obvious. Shandong, Fujian, and Guangdong are at a medium level. The shipbuilding industry in Guangxi, Hebei, and Hainan is inefficient. The Yangtze River Delta region has significant advantages in all aspects of agglomeration factors. Liaoning is an important gathering center for shipping industry in the Bohai Rim region. Tianjin, Shandong, and Guangdong performed well in industry support level, and the international level.