Since the 1st January 2013, all vessels over 400 gross tons are required to maintain a Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP).
The Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan is an operational measure that establishes a mechanism to improve the energy efficiency of a ship in a cost-effective manner. The SEEMP also provides an approach for shipping companies to manage ship and fleet efficiency performance over time using, for example, the Energy Efficiency Operational Indicator (EEOI) as a monitoring tool.
The guidance on the development of the SEEMP for new and existing ships incorporates best practices for fuel efficient ship operation, as well as guidelines for voluntary use of the EEOI for new and existing ships (MEPC.1/Circ.684).
The EEOI enables operators to measure the fuel efficiency of a ship in operation and to gauge the effect of any changes in operation (e.g. improved voyage planning or more frequent propeller cleaning, or introduction of technical measures such as waste heat recovery systems or a new propeller).
The SEEMP encourages the ship owner and operator to consider new technologies and practices at each stage of the plan, when seeking to optimise the performance of a ship.
Our consultants can provide a concise framework and templates, giving shipping companies and their vessels the ability to complete and maintain their own unique plans.
Please contact us to discuss your particular requirements.
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