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  • 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 ...
  • Barcelona coastal monitoring with the “Patí a vela”, a traditional sailboat turned into an oceanographic platform 

    Ortigosa Barragán, Inma; Bardaji, Raul; Carbonell, Albert; Carrasco Serra, Oriol; Castells Sanabra, Marcel·la; Figuerola, Rafel; Hoareau, Nina; Mateu Llevadot, Jordi; Piera, Jaume; Puigdefabregas Tomas, Juan; Salvador Castillea, Joaquín; Simon, Carine; Vallés Casanova, Ignasi; Pelegrí Llopart, José Luis (MDPI, 2022-05-01)
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    Shelf waters near large cities, such as Barcelona, are affected not only by meteorological episodes but also by anthropogenic influence. Scientists usually use data from on-site coastal platforms to analyze and understand ...
  • 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 ...
  • A ship routing system applied to the statistical analysis of the western mediterranean wave trends 

    Martínez de Osés, Francesc Xavier; Ventura Jariod, Elisenda; Belmonte López, Román (MDPI, 2021-05-31)
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    The Western Mediterranean basin is a busy route by Short Sea Shipping with an important route between Barcelona (Spain) and Genoa (Italy), where climatic patterns show similarities but vary during the year. One essential ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Adapting the existing coastal patí a vela fleet for scientic purposes 

    Ortigosa Barragán, Inma; Castells Sanabra, Marcel·la; Mateu Llevadot, Jordi; Bardaji, Raul; Hoareau, Nina; Simon, Carine; Pelegrí Llopart, José Luis; Vallès-Casanova, Ignasi (Universidad de Cantabria, 2020-12)
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    This paper presents the first results of the Barcelona Institute of Culture’s grant for research and innovation projects under the 2019 Barcelona Science Plan entitled “Development of a citizen monitoring program for the ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...

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