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1 INTRODUCTION
The development and modernisation of the already
existing port solutions is aimed at regulating traffic
norms and satisfying the needs of all interested
parties in the Przemyslowy Canal of the Szczecin
port. Changes in the port infrastructure greatly
influence the land economy in its vicinity, thus it
seems pla
usible to analyse future solutions and
variants in the form of, for example, necessary
dredgingworks.Theseworkswillmakeitpossibleto
extendthescopeoftheport’soperations.In2014,the
Przemyslowy[8].Wharfwasputintousewherethe
maximum ship is a general/bulk cargo vessel of the
parameters L=120m
, B=16.5m, T=6.5m (Figure 1). In
earlieranalyses, the needto stop the transshipment
of vessels that transship in the SWFiL (Baltchem)
Wharf while the vessel moves to the Przemyslowy
Canalwaspointedto,andthewidthofthewaterway
inthePrzemyslowyCanalwasdefinedasD=50mfor
thedepthof7m
.Practicehasshownthattheproposed
wayof thecoexistence of the SWFiL(Baltchem) and
Przemyslowy Wharfs caused problems linked to
technicaldifficultiesinstoppingthetransshipmentin
SWFiL (Baltchem), which as a result hinders the
organization of optimum handling of the
Przemyslowy Wharf. The analysis provides an
answertothequest
ionaboutpossibleenlargementof
vessels approaching the SWFiL (Baltchem) Wharfs
and the Przemyslowy Wharf to the parameters
L=130m,B=22mandT=6.5m[PIANC2014]:.
At the stage of preliminary analyses, the main
objectiveswereformulated:
Determining the possibility of exploiting a tank
vessel (product tanker) of the lengt
h L=130m,
breadthB=22manddraughtT=6.5mattheSWFiL
(Baltchem)WharfinthePrzemyslowyCanalusing
simulationmethods;
Determining the safety of the movement of a
vesselL=120m,B=16.5mandT=6.5mandavessel
L=130m,B=22mandT=6.5mtothenorthsectorof
the Przemyslowy Ca
nal (Przemyslowy Wharf
Cronimet) with vessels moored at the SWFiL
Applying Simulation Studies to Define Further
Development of the Przemyslowy Canal in Szczecin
L.Gucma,R.Boć&A.Bąk
M
aritimeUniversityofSzczecin,Szczecin,Poland
ABSTRACT: The increasing sizes of ships and lack of functionality of the existing solutions determine the
interest in rebuilding the already existing solutions. Simulation models allow to analyse the possible
modernisation variants taking into account the variability of elementary parameters. The article presents
analysisresultsforthePrzemyslowyCa
nalinSzczecinwithrespecttonavigationsafetyandregulatingtraffic
regulationsinthePrzemyslowyCanaltakingintoconsiderationtheinterestsofallsubjectsinvolved.Thepaper
appliesrealtimesimulationmethodsbasedonmanoeuvringsimulators.Afterathoroughanalysisthattook
intoaccountthesafetyofnavigation,furt
herpossibilitiesofdevelopmenthavebeendetermined.Studyresults
areaimedatdesigningnewsolutionsincaseofmodernizationofthePrzemyslowyCanalinSzczecin.
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the International Journal
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Volume 11
Number 3
September 2017
DOI:10.12716/1001.11.03.22