Recent Research on Sustainable and Safe Maritime Transportation

A special issue of Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (ISSN 2077-1312). This special issue belongs to the section "Ocean Engineering".

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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce this Special Issue “Recent Advancements in Sustainable and Secure Maritime Transportation”. Maritime transportation is a complex and critical domain that necessitates sustainable and safe practices. This Special Issue aims to address the challenges and advancements in this field, focusing on engineering solutions that promote environmental sustainability and enhance maritime safety.

We invite original research papers covering a wide range of engineering topics related to sustainable and safe maritime transportation, including, but not limited to:

  • Innovative ship design and construction methodologies for improved sustainability and safety;
  • Advanced propulsion systems and energy-efficient technologies for ships;
  • Waste management and pollution prevention strategies in maritime operations;
  • The development and integration of renewable energy sources in maritime transportation;
  • Navigation and situational awareness technologies for enhanced maritime safety;
  • Risk assessment and management in maritime operations;
  • Novel approaches to hull and structural integrity assessment and maintenance;
  • Technologies for early detection and mitigation of maritime hazards;
  • Advanced monitoring and control systems for efficient port operations.

Prof. Dr. Václav Píštěk
Prof. Dr. Oleksij Fomin
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Keywords

  • greenhouse gas emissions
  • sulfur dioxide reduction
  • underwater noise reduction
  • oil tanker spills reduction
  • non-traditional fuels
  • biofuels
  • batteries
  • hydrogen or ammonia
  • onshore power supply
  • multi-vessel operation simulators

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Mega Ports’ Mitigation Response and Adaptation to Climate Change
by Martí Puig, Arnau Cirera, Chris Wooldridge, Fani Sakellariadou and Rosa Mari Darbra
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2024, 12(7), 1112; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse12071112 - 2 Jul 2024
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Mega ports, defined in this study as those handling over 5 million TEUs annually, are major hubs within the dynamic framework of global trade, influencing both economic and environmental landscapes. This study identifies climate change as the foremost environmental concern for these ports, [...] Read more.
Mega ports, defined in this study as those handling over 5 million TEUs annually, are major hubs within the dynamic framework of global trade, influencing both economic and environmental landscapes. This study identifies climate change as the foremost environmental concern for these ports, necessitating urgent and strategic responses. Through comprehensive research, this paper explores the main Climate Change Mitigation (CCM) strategies and evaluates their implementation across mega ports worldwide. Findings indicate widespread adoption of certain strategies, such as setting greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets and providing on-shore power supply (OPS), while also identifying challenges, particularly in implementing environmentally differentiated port fees. Additionally, this paper outlines key strategies for climate change adaptation (CCA) in ports. The results of this research offer insights into sustainable practices and collaborative efforts to confront climate change challenges effectively. These findings have the potential to significantly improve maritime policy and ship management strategies. Full article
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Life Cycle Assessment of Utilizing Bio-Oil to Reduce the Carbon Footprint on the Yangtze River Mainline: A Case Study of Container Ships
by Chaoran Li, Yingying Zhu, Jinyuan Zhu, Yifan Zhao and Geng Chen
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2024, 12(2), 226; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse12020226 - 26 Jan 2024
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In the context of ecological protection and strict emissions control, the replacement of traditional energy sources with clean energy has become a new direction for the development of the shipping industry. Bio-oil is beneficial to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and air pollutants. [...] Read more.
In the context of ecological protection and strict emissions control, the replacement of traditional energy sources with clean energy has become a new direction for the development of the shipping industry. Bio-oil is beneficial to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and air pollutants. In this study, life cycle assessment (LCA) and life cycle cost assessment (LCCA) are conducted to evaluate the environmental and economic impacts of diesel and bio-oil as fuel for container ships in the Yangtze River mainline. The results show that compared with diesel, the total greenhouse gas emission is 34.58% lower than diesel, and the total cost is 8.22% higher than that of diesel throughout the whole life cycle of these two fuels. Both LCA results and LCCA results show that bio-oil is an ideal clean energy source. In addition, the abundant raw material resources of bio-oil make it a reliable alternative, which is also of great significance. Full article
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The State of the Hydrographic Survey and Assessment of the Potentially Risky Region for Navigation Safety
by Ivana Golub Medvešek, Joško Šoda, Ivan Karin and Mislav Maljković
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2023, 11(8), 1498; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse11081498 - 27 Jul 2023
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The hydrographic survey is an important technology for improving maritime safety, especially in coastal waters. The accuracy of nautical charts and navigation publications is known to be directly related to hydrographic survey data. Therefore, this paper aims to investigate the status of a [...] Read more.
The hydrographic survey is an important technology for improving maritime safety, especially in coastal waters. The accuracy of nautical charts and navigation publications is known to be directly related to hydrographic survey data. Therefore, this paper aims to investigate the status of a hydrographic survey by the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) regions and identify the potentially risky IHO region for navigation safety. The fundamental step was to obtain the qualitative and quantitative data of the survey. Then, the presented analysis includes investigating the possible relationships between survey status and geographical characteristics by IHO regions. Considering that coastline length and sea surface data have not been calculated by regions, a quantum geographic information system was used to extract data. Using the presented methodology, the case study analyzes the data of stranded ships from 2010 to 2021 by IHO regions, estimates coastline length and sea surface by regions, and establishes the relationships between the coastline length, sea surface, and stranded ships. The results point out the need for improvement in the state of the hydrographic survey in almost all IHO regions and show a correlation between the sea surface and an adequate survey, as well as the coastline length and stranded ships. Hence, this research indicates the possibility of rationalizing the distribution of the IHO region concerning the sea surface and coastline length. Full article
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