Ship Energy Efficiency

Scope of the Course

Energy efficiency improvements in the maritime industry are being driven by economics, compliance and customer requirements.

  • The Shipowner wants to have an energy efficient ship in the market which is attractive for chartering and for cargo owners.
  • The charterers and cargo owners want to get to the most sustainable and low-cost transportation for their goods.
  • The customer wants to buy products with a low carbon footprint.
  • Investors and financing institutions are looking for energy efficient ships for long-term investments.
  • Regulators want environmental compliance to the newest regulations.
  • The ship operators and vessel crews want to operate the vessels the most efficient way.

The technological improvements and operational measures to get to the above is available. The Maritime Industry have been slow to adapt to the changing conditions for the market due to mainstream business practice but expectations from society and the recent regulatory developments have pushed towards a faster development of energy efficiency in the Maritime Industry.

Regulations have driven the energy efficient design improvements through the EEDI, included the emissions from operation through the EU MRV and IMO DCS and included the management of design and operations in the SEEMP. In 2023, the design index from existing vessels, the EEXI, will be mandatory and vessels in operation will be rated in a carbon emissions rating scheme, where bad rating will affect the vessels’ ability to operate.

This course will give the participant an overview of the energy efficiency options that are available in the Shipping Industry today. The course relates to the following subjects:

  • The energy efficient ship
  • The technical efficiency
  • The voyage efficiency
  • The environmental efficiency
  • Target settings and KPIs
  • Efficiency benchmarking and improvements

Attendees of the course will achieve knowledge and understanding of:

  • the energy efficiency drivers for ship operations and the barriers in the market
  • the compliance to existing / coming regulations and the impact of ship operations
  • setting of targets and goals for the energy efficiency of ships
  • how to improve the energy efficiency of a ship to position it in the market


  • Producers, Traders or Commodities Brokers and Suppliers
  • Ship agents, Shipbrokers
  • Shipowners, Charterers, Shippers and Maritime Attorneys
  • Purchasers and Technical Managers and Superintendents
  • Captains, Chief Engineers and Ship Staff
  • Insurance Company Underwriters, Claims Handlers, and members of the legal profession.
  • Service providers, Surveyors, Inspectors, Analysts, Technical advisers
  • Cargo agents, Freight forwarders, Shipping Industry starters, Cargo Consolidators
  • Environmental bodies, NGOs and other professionals


  • Basic knowledge to the maritime industry and an insight in ship design and operations

COURSE STRUCTURE (6 modules & 3 Case Studies)

  1. The Energy Efficient Ship

The energy consumption in a ship. Ship types, sizes and design. Utilization. The market drivers. EEDI/EEXI. Compliance.

  1. Technical Efficiency

Technical equipment. Baselines and expectations. Propulsion and auxiliary systems. Maintenance schedules. Technical efficiency versus operations

  1. Voyage Efficiency

The voyage contract. Speed and consumption. Good/Bad weather. Disputes. The optimum route – safety/ efficiency/ distance. Efficient operations. Virtual arrival. Congestion. Risks.

  1. Environmental Efficiency

The regulatory landscape. Compliance. Emissions regulations. Reporting – EU MRV/IMO DCS. EEDI/EEXI. CIIs and ratings strategies. The SEEMP. Improving energy ratings.

  1. Targets & KPIs

Efficiency KPIs. Baseline & targets. Actual conditions. Ratings. Actionable KPIs. Efficiency & Compliance. Software systems – reports & the SEEMP.

  1. Benchmarks and improvements

Improve design (EEDI). Alternative fuels. Retrofitting existing ships. Alternative propulsion. Operational efficiency. Fleet benchmarking – internally and towards the world fleet.


Soren Vinther Hansen PhD, Director in VesOPS ApS – Naval Architect and Master Mariner with ongoing professional vessel performance and energy efficiency experience of +15 years.

He is active as Director in the performance management company VesOPS where he delivers performance solutions for Shipping Companies worldwide.

He has previous been working within operational and environmental performance for companies like APMoller-Maersk and American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). His operational experience has been gained from a long career as a Master Mariner with various Shipping Companies in Denmark. He holds a PhD degree in Naval Architecture from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and he also holds a MSc degree in Marine Technology from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). (Contact info: [email protected] | T: +45-29392960)

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