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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2014/B42/S19.038

APPLICATIONS OF LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT (LCA) IN SHIPPING INDUSTRY

N. Florin, P. Catalin, B. Haralambie
Wednesday 1 October 2014 by Libadmin2014

References: 14th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2014, www.sgem.org, SGEM2014 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-16-2 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 19-25, 2014, Book 4 ,Vol. 2, 289-296 pp

ABSTRACT
The paperwork is approaching different aspects related to the environment dimensions
within the life cycle assessment of a ship. This scientific endeavors take under
consideration environment issues related to the commercial ships, seen as a complex
systems, integrated in economic and technical cycles, in line with shipbuilding and
repairing shipyards, naval transports (maritime and riverine), port activities and its
correlative activities. Thus, ships life cycle has been decomposed in successive or
overlapping stages, as designing, building, exploiting and scrapping phases. For our
LCA purposes was used Solid works software was chosen a ship model and a route,
defined as work hypothesis. The proposed solutions are to lead to the impact decreasing
against the environment, by optimization raw materials and energy consumption and by
recycling processes incentive as to the end of operating processes.

Keywords: LCA (Life Cycle Assessment), shipping industry, sustainable development