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DOI: 10.5593/sgem2017/31/S15.104

ANALYSIS OF AVAILABILITY OF SOUTHERN BALTIC SEA FOR THE BIGGEST CONTAINER SHIPS IN THE WORLD

J. Orymowska, K. Pilip, W. Slaczka
Monday 11 September 2017 by Libadmin2017

References: 17th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2017, www.sgem.org, SGEM2017 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7408-04-1 / ISSN 1314-2704, 29 June - 5 July, 2017, Vol. 17, Issue 31, 825-830 pp, DOI: 10.5593/sgem2017/31/S15.104

ABSTRACT

The availability of the Baltic Sea for the largest container vessels is limited primarily to the depth of the Danish Straits. Ships with maximum dimensions of technical for shipping by the Danish Strait are called Baltimax. Currently, the theoretical size of the dimensions of the vessels are as follows: draught 15 m, width 42-48 m, length 240 – 260 m, capacity 100-120 thousand DWT. Therefore, the authors have analyzed the actual draught consumables container ships of the three largest companies in the world in terms of availability of The Danish and the Baltic Sea for the biggest of them. The research was conducted on the basis of an analysis of traffic stream of ships from AIS (Automatic Identification System). Were analyzed only container ships close to the maximum container vessel for which at the moment is the container terminal in Gdańsk and for which will be adapted and planned Container Terminal in Świnoujście. Leading authors focused measurements on a single parameter which is the draught of the vessel and on its limitations caused by Nordstream. In the article an attempt to demonstrate that the draught of the vessel are not fully used during the operations.

Keywords: Baltic Sea, containers, AIS, draught