Development of a ship weather routing system for energy efficient shipping

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Abstract

In this paper, a new ship weather routing system is developed towards enhancing energy efficiency. The routes searching is essentially regarded as an optimisation process with two objectives, which are respectively ETA (estimated arrival time) and fuel consumption. When ship characteristics, loading conditions, ship speed, and sea conditions (wave, wind and currents) are imported to this system, together with departure and final points and departure time, a set of minimum fuel consumption routes under different ETA can be achieved. In this way, an optimal and safe enough route can be decided according to shipping schedule. A combination of global and local optimisation strategy is used in weather routing optimisation. Finally, an Aframax Oil Tanker is taken as a case study to prove the validity of this ship weather routing decision system.
Original languageEnglish
Pages1-14
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 26 Aug 2016
EventAnnual conference of the International Association of Maritime Economists 2016 - Hamburg, Germany
Duration: 23 Aug 201626 Aug 2016
https://www.iame2016.org/

Conference

ConferenceAnnual conference of the International Association of Maritime Economists 2016
Abbreviated titleIAME 2016
CountryGermany
CityHamburg
Period23/08/1626/08/16
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Keywords

  • marine transportation
  • weather routing
  • energy efficiency
  • two objectives optimisation

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