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  • Generación eléctrica a bordo: Eficiencia, control y protección: Tres criterios aparentemente antagonistas que deben respetarse en el diseño” 

    Herrero Sabat, Antonio; Medes García, Joan; Bosch Tous, Ricard (2022-06-30)
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    A power plant designed exclusively with efficiency criteria is not capable of adequately supplying the current demanded by the transverse bow thruster during start-up. A control criterion is needed for the excitation of ...
  • Relationship between eroded volume and main scour hole dimensions near quay walls caused by internal counter-rotating twin-propellers 

    Curulli, Giuseppe; Llull Marroig, Antoni Ignaci; Penna, Nadia; Mujal Colilles, Anna; Gironella Cobos, Xavier; Sánchez Arcilla, Agustín; Gaudio, Roberto (2022-07-14)
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    The present study aims at computing and analysing the eroded sediment volumes induced by twin-propeller jets near a vertical quay wall from the main geometric characteristics of the scour hole. Two different scouring ...
  • DLT-based sustainable business models for the shipping industry 

    Henríquez Larrazábal, Ricardo Daniel; Martínez de Osés, Francesc Xavier; Martínez Marín, Jesús Ezequiel (Istituti Editoriali e Poligrafici Internazionali, 2022-05-17)
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    This paper explores how distributed ledger technology (DLT), aka blockchain, might function as the technological basis for sustainable business models (SBM) in the shipping industry. More specifically, it examines the role ...
  • A comprehensive ship weather routing system using CMEMS products and A* algorithm 

    Grifoll Colls, Manel; Borén Altés, Clara; Castells Sanabra, Marcel·la (2022-07)
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    We describe the implementation of a comprehensive software for Ship Weather Routing referred to as SIM- ROUTE. The A* pathfinding algorithm is used to optimize the sailing route as a function of the wave action. The aim ...
  • 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 ...

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