Proceedings of the First International Conference on Science, Engineering and Technology Practices for Sustainable Development, ICSETPSD 2023, 17th-18th November 2023, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India

Research Article

Revolutionizing Maritime Transport: A Blueprint for Sustainable Mobility - Conceptualizing an Electric Roll-On/Roll-Off (RO-RO) Ferry System for India's National Waterway 3

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.17-11-2023.2342868,
        author={Aravind  K R and C B  Sudheer},
        title={Revolutionizing Maritime Transport: A Blueprint for Sustainable Mobility - Conceptualizing an Electric Roll-On/Roll-Off (RO-RO) Ferry System for India's National Waterway 3},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the First International Conference on Science, Engineering and Technology Practices for Sustainable Development, ICSETPSD 2023, 17th-18th November 2023, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICSETPSD},
        year={2024},
        month={1},
        keywords={electric ferry; energy efficiency; inland waterway transport; carbon allowance; ship power system},
        doi={10.4108/eai.17-11-2023.2342868}
    }
    
  • Aravind K R
    C B Sudheer
    Year: 2024
    Revolutionizing Maritime Transport: A Blueprint for Sustainable Mobility - Conceptualizing an Electric Roll-On/Roll-Off (RO-RO) Ferry System for India's National Waterway 3
    ICSETPSD
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.17-11-2023.2342868
Aravind K R1,*, C B Sudheer1
  • 1: Affiliation Department of Ship Technology, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi 22, Kerala, India
*Contact email: aravind@cusat.ac.in

Abstract

Maritime transportation is a pivotal point in global trade, underpinning economic activities across the globe. However, the reliance on conventional dieselpowered ferries raises pressing environmental concerns, from air pollution to greenhouse gas emissions. This paper endeavours to chart a sustainable and innovative course by presenting a comprehensive concept design for an electric Roll-On/Roll-Off (Ro-Ro) ferry tailored explicitly for National Waterway 3 in India. The study delves deeply into the feasibility, potential environmental impact, and economic viability of transitioning to an electric Ro-Ro ferry system. By focusing on this specific waterway and considering a prototype ship which is in service, the paper addresses localized concerns but also contributes to the broader conversation about adopting green solutions in maritime transportation.