Análisis de la operativa en puerto de los buques de crucero según su segmento de servicio

  1. Jerónimo Esteve-Pérez
  2. Andrea Muñoz-Paupie
  3. José Enrique Gutiérrez-Romero
  4. Antonio García Sánchez
Ingeniería naval

ISSN: 0020-1073

Year of publication: 2019

Issue Title: Sector naval militar · Electrónica

Issue: 984

Pages: 75-92

Type: Article

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Cruise traffic has very particular characteristics from the point of view of the use of the port facility. This is a maritime traffic with a strict schedule of the operations to be carried out in port in order to maximize the number of calls that are covered per year and, by extension, maximize the income from the operation of the ship. In the same way that there are differences in services and facilities on board cruise ships depending on the segment in which they operate, this paper intends to analyze the characteristics of the cruise ship calls by segment to which the ship belongs. This analysis seeks to determine the key parameters of the call, from de point of view of duration, time slot (morning/evening/overnight) and weekly (if any) for each segment of cruise lines. In addition, to reinforce the study, it is developed with ports of different sizes in order to detect possible operational changes of the vessels associated with the size of the port. Specifically, cruise ports of the Spanish Mediterranean coast are taken to carry out the study. The results of this work may be of interest for the development of economic impact studies and in designing exploitation strategies for cruise vessels, port terminals and the tourist hinterland of each port. Since it allows knowing the pattern that each cruise ship segment fits in port and, based on these, build particular strategies for each of them.