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Title: Ballast water management systems and impact on shipping industry
Authors: Σταυρουλάκης, Νικόλαος 
Keywords: International Maritime Organizations ballast water convention;Shipping industry;Ship-owners
Advisor: Παναγίδης Φώτης
Issue Date: May-2018
Publisher: Τμήμα Εμπορίου, Χρηματοοικονομικών και Ναυτιλίας, Σχολή Χρηματοοικονομικών και Διοίκησης, Τεχνολογικό Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου
Abstract: The International Maritime Organizations ballast water convention, it was ratified in 2017. As result of this, the shipping industry will need to adjust its ships so as to meet the new requirements. The industry (Ship-owners) will need to consider aspect would be useful. The purpose of this thesis is to produce a model that will assist ship-owners in finding the most suitable and economical treatment system by focusing on meeting the critical and less critical operative patterns of the Vessel. The output of the model is a scoring system, which shown the degree of harmonization and provides a transparent comparison between the ship-owners needs and the characteristics of some of the leading systems on the market today. The result was accomplished by conducting an objective comparison of ballast water management systems based on pre-defined criteria relevant for their intended use onboard ships. Before matching treatment systems and needs a qualification stage is conducted to discard systems that fail to meet essential requirements. Only systems with no critical mismatched make it through to the matching phase. Furthermore, a weighting stage provides the information needed to ascertain the degree of harmony and the transparency between the needs of ship-owner and the characteristics of each qualified treatment system. The core technologies used for ballast water treatment are: UV radiation, electro-chlorination, ozone, advanced oxidation processes, deoxygenation and filtration. Their strengths and weaknesses are described in this thesis. The decision-making tool will provide the ship owner with knowledge of how he values different categories of criteria related to ballast water treatment, what systems on today’s market will provide the best match for his needs and how the installation will affect positive or negative the shipping industry or freight market.
Rights: Απαγορεύεται η δημοσίευση ή αναπαραγωγή, ηλεκτρονική ή άλλη χωρίς τη γραπτή συγκατάθεση του δημιουργού και κάτοχου των πνευματικών δικαιωμάτων.
Type: MSc Thesis
Appears in Collections:Μεταπτυχιακές Εργασίες/ MSc Degree

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