Title: Assessment of the logistics to handle the solid waste generated by seaports operation: a Brazilian case study

Authors: Thiara Cezana Gomes; Rodrigo De Alvarenga Rosa; Gisele De Lorena Diniz Chaves; Jéssica Andrade Prata

Addresses: Department of Environmental Engineering, Federal University of Espírito Santo, Vitória, Brazil ' Department of Industrial Engineering, Federal University of Espírito Santo, Vitória, Brazil ' Department of Production Engineering, University Center of Northern Espírito Santo, São Mateus, Brazil ' Department of Civil Engineering, Federal University of Espírito Santo, Vitória, Brazil

Abstract: Based on Brazilian law, the solid waste generated by the maritime terminals must be managed appropriately. In this sense, this paper proposes a reverse logistics network structure with three levels, introducing the idea of handling terminals, to allow the seaports to accomplish the law. A mathematical model to plan it is proposed aiming to maximise seaports financial results. A Brazilian case study was realised based on Rio de Janeiro seaports, 15 scenarios were assessed. Results indicates that transport costs represent up to 80% of the total costs and smaller trucks lead to smaller costs. The financial result was positive at all times indicating that selling waste for recycling could be profitable.

Keywords: recycling waste; reverse logistics; maritime terminals; Brazilian Solid Waste Policy; BSWP; facility location problem; FLP.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEWM.2021.118370

International Journal of Environment and Waste Management, 2021 Vol.28 No.3, pp.361 - 385

Received: 25 Dec 2018
Accepted: 29 Aug 2019

Published online: 21 Oct 2021 *

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