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Cost benefit analysis of dynamic route planning at sea
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Economics. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Economics. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
2016 (English)In: TRANSPORT RESEARCH ARENA TRA2016, ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV , 2016, Vol. 14, 193-202 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Route optimization through dynamic route planning, where ships can shorten their routes taking other vessels movements into account through shared information, has a potential to make transportation at sea more efficient. Fuel and emissions can be saved through green steaming without increased cargo transit times, and without reducing safety. This study estimates the potential net benefits to society in major areas in the Baltic Sea and the North Sea. It is found plausible that routes can be shortened by one percent on average, which would reduce costs to society by 80 million euros per year, of which 35 percent are reduced fuel costs and 65 percent are reduced emission costs. Alternative unit values of emissions give an interval of 55 to 113 million euros in benefits. The projects costs are estimated at 15 million euros per year. With a growing world trade, the potential for more efficient and environmentally friendly sea transportation through dynamic route planning may be substantial. (C) 2016 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V.

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ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV , 2016. Vol. 14, 193-202 p.
Transportation Research Procedia, ISSN 2352-1465
Keyword [en]
sea transportation; cost benefit analysis; route optimization; emissions; environment; efficiency
National Category
Transport Systems and Logistics
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-132363DOI: 10.1016/j.trpro.2016.05.055ISI: 000383251000021OAI: diva2:1046177
6th Transport Research Arena (TRA)
Available from: 2016-11-12 Created: 2016-11-01 Last updated: 2016-12-02

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