EVALUATION OF MARITIME INDUSTRY ENERGY CONSUMPTION PROFILES

This report presents the results of an evaluation of maritime industry energy consumption profiles. The evaluation included a survey of a sample of firms in the maritime industry and an analysis of the energy results. The project's purpose was the development of a voluntary energy consumption reporting system for the maritime industry. The project was scheduled in three phases: Phase I included the development of appropriate measures of output and energy efficiency for different categories within the maritime industry and the estimation of energy consumption in each of the different categories; Phase II included the development and testing of survey questionnaires; Phase III included the implementation of the reporting system and the development and implementation of computer-based methods for analyzing the reported data. Phase I determined the appropriate categorization of the maritime industry and developed suitable output and energy efficiency measures for each category. Eight separate industry categories were established: deep sea, Great Lakes, inland waterways, offshore, port authorities, stevedore contractors, harbor tugs, and shipbuilding. Phase II (test of the questionnaire) surveyed sample firms from all eight industry categories. At least five firms were chosen from each category, and were those thought to be the greatest energy consumers. Included were 25 of the largest deep-sea operators (the category of highest consumption) and five (in one case, six) of the largest firms in each of the other categories. The 61 firms in the survey accounted for about 55 percent of total maritime industry energy consumption.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Metrics, Incorporated

    Atlanta, GA  USA 

    Maritime Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Spann, G W
    • Hooper, N J
    • Bonham, C H
    • Mason, R M
    • Grocki, J J
    • Hall, C H
  • Publication Date: 1977-12

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 100 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00308497
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1980 12:00AM