Energy Management Through Ship Design and Operation

Short Description/Aims

Although seaborne transportation is the most environmentally friendly mode of transportation, GHG emissions and air pollutants from international shipping have been under increased scrutiny. Combined with other environmental concerns and volatile fuel prices, this has redrawn attention to energy efficiency. In this regard, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) adopted mandatory regulations (EEDI and SEEMP) through MARPOL Annex VI – chapter 4. In addition, MARPOL Annex VI - chapter 3 details the measures to address various air pollutants (SOx, NOx etc.) from ships. This course examines MARPOL Annex VI, chapters 3 and 4 in particular, with supporting information related to energy efficiency and ship resistance/propulsion, innovation, and Emission Control Areas (ECAs), alternative fuels, and renewable energy.

Learning Outcomes

On completing the PDC, the participants should have the knowledge and understanding of:

  • Environmental pressure and regulatory framework in the shipping industry including Chapters 3 & 4 of MARPOL Annex VI
  • Ship design and energy efficiency focused on ship resistance, propulsion and powering
  • Sea trials and Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI)
  • Retrofitting options and their life-cycle environmental impact analysis (LCA)
  • Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP) including its procedure, EEOI examples, energy audit and MRV
  • Ship operation and energy efficiency including flee and port impact and fuel saving means during en route
  • ECAs,  alternative fuels and renewable energy

Course Outline

  • Regulatory framework
  • Energy efficiency and ship resistance and propulsion with powering
  • Sea trials and Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) 
  • Retrofitting 
  • Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP) Part I 
  • Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP) Part II Afternoon
  • Energy efficiency and ship operations 
  • Energy efficiency and ship operations 
  • Life cycle environmental impact analysis 
  • ECAs,  alternative fuels and renewable energy

Teaching & Learning Methods

Classroom activities: teaching, case study discussions, presentations and Use of practical case studies

Who should attend

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

Course length

5 days

EC Credit

2.0 EC

Mode of Delivery



Aykut I. Ölcer

Dr. Aykut I. ÖLÇER is a naval architect and marine engineer holding the position of Professor at the World Maritime University (WMU), Malmö, Sweden. In his Ph.D. thesis, he developed a novel methodology utilizing multiple attributive group decision-making and fuzzy set theories with the applications to Ship Design/Production area.

Mustafa Insel

Dr Mustafa İNSEL (MRINA) is a naval architect and marine engineer. In his Ph.D. thesis, he developed experimental and computational methodologies to investigate the resistance components of high speed displacement catamarans.