Ports and Shipping

Energy efficiency guide for tankers

INTERTANKO’s guide to establishing an energy efficiency management plan aims to help oil and product tanker operators make measurable reductions in air emissions.

The Tanker Energy Efficiency Management Plan (TEEMP) has been developed from information gathered from companies representing approximately 700 tankers. It expands on the IMO’s generic Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP) published in August 2009 and covers the implementation of measures encompassing voyage optimisation, propulsion resistance, machinery optimisation, carago handling and awareness building.

Minimising emissions through optimised cargo handling is an area with very tanker-specific solutions. Sometimes a cargo does not need to be heated to the cargo discharge temperature for the duration of a voyage so lowering the temperature can provide an energy saving assuming that the heating coils are in good condition and can easily raise the temperature when needed.

Minimising emissions through optimised cargo handling is an area with very tanker-specific solutions

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