Luke Moth

Luke is a data analyst at Witteveen+Bos with a background in physics and software development (University of Utrecht). He’s currently working on projects with tasks related to data management, validation, analysis and visualisation as well as software development and architecture. Luke has made contributions towards the OpenCLSim package, an open-source tool for logistical simulation for optimising fleet operations.

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Simulating for sustainability: alternative operating strategies for energy efficiency

In the 2015 Paris agreement, countries committed to implementing measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to limit global warming. For the maritime industry specifically, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has proposed measures for energy efficiency of vessels and candidate measures regarding fuel choice and speed optimisation. This article aims to contribute to the latter by showing how logistical simulations can be used to optimise fleet operations. We will illustrate this in the form of a conceptual case using one cutter and a range of barge fleets. Running simulations with all possible fleets, we will demonstrate the value of extra energy-based alternatives to challenge the fastest, cheapest and most flexible alternatives.

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