The Effect of Operational Factors on Container Ship Fuel Performance

L. B. R. Christensen, G. Thomas, J. Calleya, U. D. Nielsen

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of Full Scale Ship Performance
    Number of pages11
    PublisherThe Royal Institution of Naval Architects
    Publication date2018
    Publication statusPublished - 2018
    EventFull Scale Ship Performance Conference 2018 - London, United Kingdom
    Duration: 24 Oct 201825 Oct 2018


    ConferenceFull Scale Ship Performance Conference 2018
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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