An investigation about the influence of ship size on the environmental performances of oil tankers

P. Gualeni, A. Bruzzo, F. Della Volpe, A. Coraddu

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Abstract

Although the appraisal of economical and commercial parameters relating to ship business is never trivial, it is rather intuitive that goods transportation by larger ships is more profitable, given of course the appropriate logistic boundary conditions. As far as oil tankers are concerned, it may be of common perception that a bigger ship represents a greater hazard. In order to gain a possible practical insight about the specific aspect of ship size influence on the relevant environmental impact, a Product, a Panamax, an Aframax and a VLCC have been investigated and compared in terms of oil outflow performance. As measurement tools, the three parameters defined in the IMO probabilistic methodology for the approval of alternative oil tanker designs have been exploited. As it can be expected, not only the size but also the internal subdivision has a significant influence on the ship outflow performance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaritime Industry, Ocean Engineering and Coastal Resources
Subtitle of host publicationproceedings of the 12th international congress of the international maritime association of the mediterranean, IMAM 2007
Pages1145-1152
Number of pages8
Volume2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event12th International Congress of the International Maritime Association of the Mediterranean, IMAM 2007 - Varna, Bulgaria
Duration: 2 Sep 20076 Sep 2007

Conference

Conference12th International Congress of the International Maritime Association of the Mediterranean, IMAM 2007
CountryBulgaria
CityVarna
Period2/09/076/09/07

Keywords

  • ship business
  • ship size
  • enviromental performance

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    Gualeni, P., Bruzzo, A., Della Volpe, F., & Coraddu, A. (2008). An investigation about the influence of ship size on the environmental performances of oil tankers. In Maritime Industry, Ocean Engineering and Coastal Resources : proceedings of the 12th international congress of the international maritime association of the mediterranean, IMAM 2007 (Vol. 2, pp. 1145-1152)