ShipCLEAN - Energy efficient marine transport through optimization of coupled transportation logistics and energy systems analyses

Shipping today accounts for 90% of all freight transport. Forecasts of the world’s transportation needs in 2050 show that it will double the current level. At the same time, shipping must become more energy-efficient and before 2050 reduce its contribution to emission of greenhouse gases to 40% of the levels 2005. In this project, through interdisciplinary research, we generate knowledge, methods and models that contribute to develop shipping as a transport-efficient mean of transportation which can achieve the 2050 targets with the requested transport needs and minimized fuel consumption. It integrates methods and models in transport logistics and economics with energy analysis in a unique model, ShipCLEAN. It will be used in optimization of the marine transportation system to minimize fuel consumption. Technical solutions and changes in the transport of 4 vessels are presented in case studies with measurements and scenario-based analyses: RoPax, tanker, RoRo and container vessels.

Participants

Jonas Ringsberg (contact)

Professor at Shipping and Marine Technology, Marine Structures and Hydrodynamics

Wengang Mao

Docent at Shipping and Marine Technology, Marine Structures and Hydrodynamics

Bengt J Ramne

Professor of the Practice at Shipping and Marine Technology, Marine Structures and Hydrodynamics

Fabian Tillig

Doktorand at Shipping and Marine Technology, Marine Structures and Hydrodynamics

Collaborations

Lighthouse - maritime competence centre

Gothenburg, Sweden

Funding

Lighthouse - maritime competence centre

Funding years 2014–2016

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Transport

Area of Advance

Energy

Area of Advance

Sustainable Development

Chalmers Driving Force

More information

Latest update

2017-02-08