A decision making approach for operational voyage performance analysis

A. Bilici, O. Arslan*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Nowadays economic operation of ships become more important for ship owners, ship managers due to escalating oil prices, global economic situation and environmental awareness, therefore vessel operation times and bunker expenses should be analysed to reduce time loss and expenses due to operation and bunker. These operational and bunker data should transfer from vessels, keep safely in a database and has to be ready when an analysis needed. Then according to analyse results an appropriate vessel operation strategy and a proper bunker management can be found. In this paper, an application developed as a decision support for vessel performance analysis especially for operational and bunker performance. According to analyse results with application's decision making support, reduced vessel operational times, operation cost and running cost resulted. With improvement of this application and run more analyse for vessel voyage performance will effect positive to costs and time loss, environmental awareness.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-25
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Maritime Research
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • Decision making
  • Vessel port operations
  • Voyage efficiency
  • Voyage performance


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