An application of BBNs on the integrated energy efficiency of ship–port interface: a dry bulk shipping case

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A considerable amount of energy is consumed with every completed ship voyage and each port operation performed. Recent regulative approaches by the IMO are to enforce the shipping industry to become more energy efficient and sustainable. There is a growing amount of literature on the energy efficiency management of ships and ports. However, there is still inadequate research effort on the ship–port interface in order to obtain an Integrated Energy Efficiency framework for marine transport operations. In this research, a theoretical concept is generated to measure holistic energy efficiency in shipping operations. The main purpose of this paper is to identify nodes of the integrated ship-port energy efficiency framework and develop a probabilistic approach, which can help to increase energy efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions for shipping companies. This research generates an application of BBNs on ship–port interface regarding the integrated operational energy efficiency interactions by aiming to optimise holistic operational energy efficiency and CO2 emissions. The outcomes suggest that it would be possible to increase the probability of a more energy efficient and sustainable marine transport operation by integrating the influences of port and ship operation performances and their elements on the related route planning and slow steaming decision-making.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)845-865
Number of pages21
JournalMaritime Policy & Management
Issue number7
Early online date27 Jun 2019
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 27 Jun 2019


  • integrated marine transport system
  • shipping energy efficiency management
  • Bayesian belief networks
  • dry bulk shipping
  • ship-port interface


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