Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP)

Introduced in 2013 by the IMO, the Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP) is a structured, practical tool for helping shipowners manage their environmental performance and improve operational efficiency.
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SEEMP is structured into four steps:

  • Planning
  • Implementation
  • Monitoring
  • Self-evaluation/improvement

SEEMP also enables owners to improve efficiency over time through the Energy Efficiency Operational Indicator (EEOI), a monitoring tool that tracks fuel consumption.

SEEMP encourages owners and operators to consider new technologies and practices when seeking to optimise the performance of the ship. Typical examples for improving operational efficiency include:

  • Speed optimization
  • Weather routing
  • Hull monitoring and maintenance
  • Installing heat recovery systems

DNV INSIGHT: The link between efficiency, fuel costs and GHGs

A critical function of the SEEMP is to implement methods which improve efficiency, thus lowering energy consumption and corresponding emissions. In this way, the effective implementation of SEEMP (and the EEOI) can help owners and operators reduce fuel costs, which represent the most significant operating cost of any vessel.

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