The analysis of fuel performance of ships is a topic of fundamental interest to shipping companies. This paper studies how fuel performance is influenced by operational factors. Noon-report data for six identical container ships and continuous monitoring data for one of them have been used to investigate the effect of trim, time since dry docking, captain, and choice of ship on fuel performance. A performance indicator is defined to allow for comparison of different operating conditions and statistical tools are used to determine the effect of each factor. The results show that (1) operational factors do have a statistically significant effect on fuel performance and (2) different data collection systemsmay lead to different conclusions.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of Full Scale Ship Performance|
|Number of pages||11|
|Publisher||The Royal Institution of Naval Architects|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
|Event||Full Scale Ship Performance Conference 2018 - London, United Kingdom|
Duration: 24 Oct 2018 → 25 Oct 2018
|Conference||Full Scale Ship Performance Conference 2018|
|Period||24/10/2018 → 25/10/2018|
Christensen, L. B. R., Thomas, G., Calleya, J., & Nielsen, U. D. (2018). The Effect of Operational Factors on Container Ship Fuel Performance. In Proceedings of Full Scale Ship Performance The Royal Institution of Naval Architects.