International Conference on Maritime Energy Management

Shipping is a cost effective and energy efficient method of transporting goods around the globe. It is indispensable to the world economy and supports worldwide prosperity through international trade. The exponential development in seaborne trade since the 1970s has modified the magnitude of the industry’s footprint on the maritime environment and the international community is calling for regulation of pollution emanating from ships.

From ships to ports, the maritime industry must respond to increasingly stringent environmental rules and regulations. In addition, the present shipping sector overcapacity, combined with volatile fuel costs, is motivating industry leaders to consider all cost-saving possibilities to survive.

Energy management is a key strategy for energy efficient and environmentally friendly shipping that enhances profitability within a tightening regulatory framework. Significant interest has developed in renewable energy and alternative fuels as well as an upward momentum across the industry in a wide range of technical, operational and commercial measures that have already been implemented or are under development.

MARENER 2017 will provide a forum for both researchers and practitioners to examine opportunities and challenges in the field of maritime energy with the aim of achieving an energy efficient and low carbon future for the maritime industry.


The shipping industry and ships will be a focus of discussion as well as onshore facilities (ports and shipyards). Theory, practice and applications of all forms of Maritime Energy Management are of interest. Topics may be considered within seven themes:

Theme 1: Regulatory Framework
Theme 2: Energy Efficient Ship Design and Operation
Theme 3: Energy Management in Ports and Shipyards
Theme 4: Economics and Human Element
Theme 5: Theoretical Aspects of Maritime Energy Management
Theme 6: Alternative Fuels and Marine Renewable Energy
Theme 7: Offshore and Ocean Energy

and include, but are not limited to:
  • Operations research and maritime energy (fleet optimization, voyage optimization, trim optimization, weather routing, energy consumption simulation, decision making etc.)
  • Decision support systems and energy efficiency
  • Energy efficiency and ship resistance and propulsion
  • Energy management onboard ships
  • Renewable energy and its applications (wind, solar etc.)
  • Green retrofitting solutions and their economic assessments
  • Engine load management
  • Energy efficient technologies in ports and shipyards
  • Alternative fuels
  • Measurable-Reportable-Verifiable (MRV) of carbon emissions reductions/li>
  • Wind assisted ship propulsion
  • Ocean energy
  • Life cycle analysis


Naval architects, captains, marine engineers, designers, ship operators, superintendents, regulators, administrators, and professionals from the energy sector as well as researchers and post-graduate students.