Integrated energy efficiency of shipping

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Awarding institution
  • University of Strathclyde
Date of award
  • 2021
Thesis identifier
  • T15837
Person Identifier (Local)
  • 201577813
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  • Energy is a strength and one of the most indispensable resources for maritime transport activities. There is still a research need on the ship-port interface regarding energy efficiency. These complex logistic chains should comprise port performance to reduce shipping delays to create a better energy-efficient system. Therefore, this research is addressing the following question: How can we produce an integrated analysis for the energy efficiency of the port and ship?;The objective of this PhD thesis is to improve our understanding of port and ship operation with a focus on energy efficiency by implementing Bayesian Belief Networks (BBN) and ARENA Discrete Event Simulation (DES) based modelling. A modelling framework is developed to investigate how ports and ships could work together to reduce energy consumption and maximise efficient operation time. This PhD study investigates integrated energy-efficient shipping in a holistic way by focusing on ship-port interface and interoperability to increase energy efficiency. BBN focused on more comprehensive ship port integration, and DES analysed more micro-sized parts of this complex integrated port-ship system for a container port.;This study improved the energy efficiency of integrated shipping elements by increasing the interoperability between interdependent shipping system elements. The research is addressing dependability by deploying a BBN technique. ARENA application on a case study showed that considering the integrated system's energy efficiency instead of only port energy efficiency, the whole system's energy consumption and CO2 pollution have around 6% improvement in the port area. The case study also clearly demonstrates that ship operation is the main contributor and has a more significant effect on the integrated system. Results also prove that port operation and ship operation can be more energy-efficient and need more appropriate analyses. As a result, this thesis creates a solution to analyse the energy efficiency of the ship and port integration which is a gap in the literature.
Advisor / supervisor
  • Turan, Osman
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Date Created
  • 2021
Former identifier
  • 9912980391402996