Assessment of the logistics to handle the solid waste generated by seaports operation: a Brazilian case study
by Thiara Cezana Gomes; Rodrigo De Alvarenga Rosa; Gisele De Lorena Diniz Chaves; Jéssica Andrade Prata
International Journal of Environment and Waste Management (IJEWM), Vol. 28, No. 3, 2021

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.

Online publication date: Mon, 25-Oct-2021

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