Ship routing optimization using bacterial foraging optimization algorithm for safety and efficient navigation

Phan Van Hung, Dang Quang Viet, Nguyen Minh Duc, Thanh Dat Le


Efficient operation plays a vital role to develop a sustainable shipping fleet with cost competitive. The requirements for economic efficiency, energy efficiency, reducing emissions, and increasing safety and security lead to an innovative model in the optimal weather routing system. The vessel routing is influenced by the quality of meteorological and oceanographic data such as wind, waves, and currents. In this study, the model optimization of weather routing considers the meteorological and oceanographic information, ship's characteristics combined with an adaptive bacterial foraging optimization algorithm (BFOA) will be introduced and applied to the ship’ navigation at sea. The simulation results will be evaluated the effectiveness and reliability of the model. This model will support ships’ navigation to be safer and more comfortable, operate more efficiently and reduce emissions.


adaptive bacterial foraging optimization algorithm; efficient navigation; safety; ship; weather routing optimization;

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International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (IJECE)
p-ISSN 2088-8708, e-ISSN 2722-2578

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