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  • Blockchain-based innovation in post-COVID-19 trade finance 

    Henríquez Larrazábal, Ricardo Daniel; Martínez de Osés, Francesc Xavier; Martínez Marín, Jesús Ezequiel; Tomas, Cristina (2021-08-25)
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    While trade finance has been recognized as a key enabler in international trade, there is a persistent gap between supply and demand. This gap threatens to widen after the shocks suffered during the COVID-19 pandemic, which ...
  • Ship emissions reduction using weather ship routing optimisation 

    Borén Altés, Clara; Castells Sanabra, Marcel·la; Grifoll Colls, Manel (2022-01-01)
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    A significant proportion of global carbon dioxide emissions are attributed to ocean-sailing ships and shipping emissions are predicted to double in less than 30 years. This paper investigates the benefit of using weather ...
  • VDES, la fusión del pasado y del futuro: Comunicaciones digitales para los VTS. 

    Uyà Juncadella, Àfrica (2021-11-02)
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    El acrónimo en inglés VDES responde a: VHF Data Exchange System. Se presenta como un nuevo sistema de comunicaciones marítimas de alcance global, con mayor capacidad de transmisión y recepción, más seguro y fiable. Se ...
  • Open-loop exhaust-gas cleaning system: analysis of effects produced on Barcelona port water pH 

    Díaz Delgado, Nelson Gustavo; Martínez de Osés, Francesc Xavier (2022-03-31)
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    The implementation of a 0.5% mass/mass sulphur cap in fuels used by ships has become a reality. Furthermore, regulation 14 of the MARPOL Convention–Annex VI (amended) establishes that the limit on fuel used by ships operating ...
  • COVID-19 impact on maritime traffic and corresponding pollutant emissions. The case of the Port of Barcelona 

    Mujal Colilles, Anna; Nieto Guarasa, Javier; Fonollosa Magrinyà, Jordi; Llull Marroig, Antoni Ignaci; Castells Sanabra, Marcel·la (2022-02)
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    The impact of the SARS-CoV pandemic has gone well beyond health concerns, reaching the maritime industry. The study on the environmental impact of shipping industry during COVID-19 pandemic can provide useful insights to ...
  • Technological drivers of seaports' business model innovation: An exploratory case study on the port of Barcelona 

    Henríquez Larrazábal, Ricardo Daniel; Martínez de Osés, Francesc Xavier; Martínez Marín, Jesús Ezequiel (2022-03-17)
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    The role of seaports has evolved from being simple sea/land interfaces to becoming increasingly value-adding entities in global supply chains. A port that is today at the forefront of this trend is characterized as a fifth ...
  • Thermo-mechanical analysis of laminated composites shells exposed to fire 

    Pacheco Blázquez, Rafael; Capua, Daniel di; García Espinosa, Julio; Casals, Ovidi; Hakkarainen, Tuula (Elsevier, 2022-02)
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    This paper describes the research performed within the scope of H2020 project FIBRESHIP in the development and validation of a thermo-mechanical model to assess the fire performance of composite structures. A one-dimensional ...
  • Evolution of maritime accidents in spanish fishing 

    Torné Reverté, Alfredo; Isalgué Buxeda, Antonio; Martínez de Osés, Francesc Xavier (Universidad de Cantabria, 2020)
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    During the last years, we have studied the Spain’s maritime accidents that occurred in fishing and the causes that produced them from 2000 (year of starting of the CIAIM reports) to June 2016. It was decided to study ...
  • Twin propeller time-dependent scouring processes: physical experiments 

    Llull Marroig, Antoni Ignaci; Mujal Colilles, Anna; Gironella Cobos, Xavier (2021-09)
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    We present a new set of experiments in local scour due to confined twin propeller jets aiming to include propeller driving characteristics to the analysis of the scouring action during in-port manoeuvres. The maximum scour ...
  • Global maritime surveillance and oceanic vessel traffic services: towards the e-navigation 

    Martínez de Osés, Francesc Xavier; Uyà Juncadella, Àfrica (2021-01-07)
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    Vessel traffic services (VTS) operators can control the movements of ships in localcoastal areas, and also have the technological ability to track vessels internationally,since all merchant vessels are currently equipped ...
  • Contributions for improving the stability of marine power generation plants 

    Herrero Sabat, Antonio; Álvarez Flórez, Jesús Andrés; Casals Torrens, Pau; Bosch Tous, Ricardo; Serrano Fontova, Alexandre (Elsevier, 2020-06-20)
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    The Electrical Engineering department of the University FNB/UPC -Barcelona Tech. conducted a large set of real tests on a hybrid propulsion platform with compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel at the facilities of Marina Barcelona ...
  • Alternative manoeuvres to reduce ship scour 

    Castells Sanabra, Marcel·la; Mujal Colilles, Anna; Llull Marroig, Antoni Ignaci; Moncunill Marimon, Jorge; Gironella Cobos, Xavier; Martínez de Osés, Francesc Xavier (Cambridge University Press, 2020-08-03)
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    Scouring and sedimentation effects on the seabed induced by ship propellers during ship manoeuvring near harbour structures affect both structure stability and ship manoeuvring capabilities. This contribution proposes ...

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