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Selection of the optimal number of self-propelled bunkering vessels to deliver LNG fuel to ships in port
Author: M.V. Vlasiev

Abstract

The article deals with the currently important task of improving the port's bunkering fleet efficiency. The method of selection of the self-propelled bunkering vessels optimal number to deliver LNG fuel to ships is suggested. The technique is based on the queuing theory, as well as algorithms developed by the author. The model of the self-propelled bunkering vessel functioning with LNG fuel delivery, which allows for all time intervals, and the time required to perform a given volume of works are described together with a sample solution of an optimization task for the determination of the required structure of the self-propelled bunkering vessels fleet for a conditional port.

Keywords: self-propelled bunkering vessels, port, LNG fuel delivery, model of functioning, method, optimization, efficiency, bunkering terminal.

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About authors

Maxim Vlasiev - PhD, FSUE "Krylov State Research Centre", 44, Moskovskoe shosse, 196158, St. Petersburg, Russia
m_vlasev@ksrc.ru

Issue: 44/45 (2016)



For citation: M.V. Vlasiev. Selection of the optimal number of self-propelled bunkering vessels to deliver LNG fuel to ships in port. Research Bulletin by Russian Maritime Register of Shipping. 2016, No. 44/45, pp. 26-31.

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Pages:  26-31
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