The DYNAPORT project targets the problem of decarbonization of maritime transport by developing new tools for ports and ships that reduce the ship's fuel consumption and increase port efficiency.
Efficient and viable voyage and port call optimization requires increased cooperation between parties and overcoming several important barriers such as charter parties and contracts enabling just-in-time arrivals and more explicit risk/benefit sharing, improved transparency and reduced cyber-security risks, and reliable and efficient voyage and port call information sharing among all parties. The goal of DYNAPORT is to develop new optimization and coordination tools for ports and ships that reduce the ship's fuel consumption and increase port efficiency. The tools will be built on information sharing through internationally accepted protocol standards and communication systems.
Simula's work in DYNAPORT focuses on new optimisation methods for port calls and ship routes, with the end goal of developing an integrated end-to-end voyage optimisation tool that enables a minimum 10% energy use reduction for the ship voyage and port call. At Simula, the project will be led by Senior Research Scientist Dusica Marijan.
The project is funded by the Horizon Europe Program Cluster 5 under the call: HORIZON-CL5-2023-D5-01 with EURO 704 000 to Simula. It is coordinated by SINTEF Ocean, involving 19 European partners in total. For more information, follow the developments on the DYNAPORT project page.