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Tugboats: The Power Behind Brazil's Maritime Industry

PUBLISHED January 12, 2024 (DOI: https://doi.org/10.54985/peeref.2401p5218331)

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Authors

Pedro Victor M. Da C. Barcello1 , Christian Possidônio Ferreira1 , Maricruz A. Fun Sang Cepeda1
  1. Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Conference / event

III SESSÕES TÉCNICAS DE CONSTRUÇÃO NAVAL E SISTEMAS, November 2023 (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

Poster summary

Tugboats are crucial vessels that assist larger ships in port maneuvers, cabotage, and offshore oil extraction activities. In Brazil, the tugboat market has witnessed significant growth in recent years, with a growing fleet, increasing power, and advancements in environmentally friendly technologies. The WS Centaurus, the most powerful tugboat in Brazil, exemplifies this trend with its optimized hull design, reduced GHG emissions, and compliance with IMO regulations. As the Brazilian maritime industry continues to expand, the demand for tugboats is expected to remain strong, driving innovation and further advancements in these essential vessels.

Keywords

Tuboats, Maritime industry, WS Centaurus, Tugboats in Brazil, GHG emissions

Research areas

Education, Mechanical Engineering, Ocean Sciences, Energy Engineering, Environmental Sciences

References

  1. ANTAQ, Boletim Estatístico 1ºT Boletim Aquaviário ED. FIALHO, J. R.R. Maio. 2021
  2. SOUZA MARCELO. Tipos de rebocadores Lachmann. Junho. 2022
  3. MENDES A P. do A., BNDES Setorial 46, Setembro. 2017
  4. Wilson Sons, Rebocadores. 2023
  5. Wilson Sons. Towage RSD 2513. 2022
  6. Villela, G.; Costa, S. Wilson Sons já realizou mais de 500 manobras com WS Centaurus, rebocador pioneiro, no Brasil, em tecnologia mais sustentável, 2023.
  7. PORTAL PORTUARIO, Novo rebocador da Wilson Sons inicia operação no complexo portuário de São Luís Wilson Sons., Julho 2023
  8. Nyström, f. A Study of the Twin Fin Concept for Cruise Ship Applications. Master of Science Thesis. KTH Stockholm, Sweden June 2015.

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No competing interests were disclosed.
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Data sharing not applicable to this poster as no datasets were generated or analyzed during the current study.
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Copyright © 2024 M. Da C. Barcello et al. This is an open access work distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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M. Da C. Barcello, P., Possidônio Ferreira, C., Fun Sang Cepeda, M. Tugboats: The Power Behind Brazil's Maritime Industry [not peer reviewed]. Peeref 2024 (poster).
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