A decision-support method to meet the emission standards in shipping

The case of Seatrade

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Abstract

Due to the increased social importance and regulations on shipping emissions, effort must be made by shipowners, operators and naval architects to reduce the amount of air emissions from ships. A large set of emission control methods exists, but compatibility and interaction issues complicate their implementation. This thesis contains a decision-making method tailor-made to the case of Seatrade. The decision-making method makes a cost comparison of different emission compliance methods for an arbitrarily ship, making use of the NPV. Case studies are performed to get an indication of the promising emission compliance methods for the Seatrade fleet.