Martínez López, Alba

Alba Martinez-Lopez is a Naval Architect and a Marine Engineer from 2006, she received the Master´s degree of Maritime administration and Port management in 2010 and her PhD title in Marine Engineering (University of A Coruña) in 2012. Alba Martinez-Lopez is currently employed as an Associate Professor in the Naval architecture unit of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria University (Mechanical Engineering department) in Spain. She belongs to the Economics of Infraestructure and Transport research group (EIT). Her current research field is specially focused on the definition of the most suitable routes to provide a competitive multimodal transport through the correct integration of the maritime transport (Motorways of the Sea) into the transport chains and the optimization of the fleets for it. Additionally, she is a technical advisor of maritime colaborating with several institutions (Inter-American Development Bank –IDB-, World Bank Group, etc).

She is accredited as an Associate Professor from 2014 by the ANECA, by collaborating in docent tasks: Business Economics, Project Management and Manufacturing Organization, Logistics and transportation, Design and Projects of vessels. Currently she is also the head of the Master’s Degree in Ships and Off-shore Units Repair Technology, this degree is offered by the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria along with Maritime Spanish Institute (IME).

Previously she was working as an assistant professor in the Department of Naval Architecture of University of A Coruña (Spain) and in a Post-Doctoral position for the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) in Esbjerg, collaborating in the Food Port Project (INTERREG IV B – North Sea Region Programme, European Regional Development Fund). As a pre-doctoral researcher, she worked in the Integrated Group for Engineering Research. Previously to her researching work she was collaborating with Barreras shipyard in the Commercial Department and with Ghenova technical office as a Project Manager.

Campos de Investigación

Transporte Marítimo de corta distancia.
Optimización de buques.
Sostenibilidad operativa en buques.



Publicaciones recientes

Martínez-López, A. Ballester-Falcón, P., Mazorra-Aguiar, L., & Marrero, Á. (2023). Solar photovoltaic systems for the Short Sea Shipping’s compliance with decarbonization regulations in the European UnionSustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments

Marrero, Á., & Martínez-López, A. (2023). Decarbonization of Short Sea Shipping in European Union: Impact of market and goal based measuresJournal of Cleaner Production421, 138481.

Martínez-López, A., & Chica González, M. (2023). Articulating intermodal chains through short-sea shipping: a method for assessing the performance of East African ports. Maritime Policy & Management50(2), 235-253.

Martínez-López, A., Marrero, Á., Martín-Cruz, Y., & González, M. M. (2022). Environmental assessment model for scrubbers versus alternative mitigation systems for feeder vessels in liner shipping. Journal of environmental management321, 115954.

Matínez-López, A., Díaz Ojeda, H. R., Míguez González, M., & Marrero, Á. (2022). Environmental inefficiencies of Short Sea Shipping vessels by optimization processes based on resistance prediction methods. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering10(10), 1457.

Trujillo, L., & Martínez-López, A. (2021). Ferries and Short Sea Shipping. In: Vickerman, Roger (eds.) International Encyclopedia of Transportation. vol. 3, pp. 280-285. UK: Elsevier Ltd.

Martínez-López, A., Romero-Filgueira, A., & Chica, M. (2021). Specific environmental charges to boost Cold Ironing use in the European Short Sea Shipping. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment94, 102775.
ARTÍCULO | SJR: 1,662– Q1 JCR: 4577,0– Q1

Martínez-López, A., Romero, A., & Orosa, J. A. (2021). Assessment of Cold Ironing and LNG as Mitigation Tools of Short Sea Shipping Emissions in Port: A Spanish Case Study. Applied Sciences11(5), 2050.
ARTÍCULO | SJR: 0,418– Q1 JCR: 2,474– Q2

Martínez-López, A., & Chica, M. (2020). Joint Optimization of Routes and Container Fleets to Design Sustainable Intermodal Chains in Chile. Sustainability12(6), 2221.

Martínez-López, A. (2020). A multi-objective mathematical model to select fleets and maritime routes in short sea shipping: a case study in Chile. Journal of Marine Science and Technology, 1-20.
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Publicaciones destacadas

González, M. M., Sobrino, P. C., Álvarez, R. T., Casás, V. D., López, A. M., & Peña, F. L. (2012). Fishing vessel stability assessment system. Ocean Engineering41, 67-78.
ARTÍCULO | SJR: 1,206– Q1 JCR: 1,161– Q1

Martínez-López, A., Munín-Doce, A., & García-Alonso, L. (2015). A multi-criteria decision method for the analysis of the Motorways of the Sea: the application to the case of France and Spain on the Atlantic Coast. Maritime Policy & Management42(6), 608-631.
ARTÍCULO | SJR: 1,518– Q1 JCR: 1,22– Q3

Martínez-López, A., Kronbak, J., & Jiang, L. (2015). Cost and time models for the evaluation of intermodal chains by using short sea shipping in the North Sea Region: the Rosyth-Zeebrugge route. International Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics7(4), 494-520.
ARTÍCULO | SJR: 0,769– Q1 JCR: 1,493– Q2

Martínez-López, A., Sobrino, P. C., & Santos, L. C. (2015). Definition of optimal fleets for Sea Motorways: the case of France and Spain on the Atlantic coast. International Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics7(1), 89-113.
ARTÍCULO | SJR: 0,769– Q1 JCR: 1,493– Q2

Martínez-López, A., Sobrino, P. C., González, M. C., & Trujillo, L. (2018). Optimization of a container vessel fleet and its propulsion plant to articulate sustainable intermodal chains versus road transport. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment59, 134-147.
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