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Six details modules provide an invaluable guide to the standards, regulations and practices shaping the future of the industry. For full syllabus details and course fee information, download the full Certificate in Ship Efficiency course prospectus here.

1) Dimensions, Drivers and Benefits of Efficiency in the Shipping Industry

• The evolving role of maritime transport in the supply chain and value chain
• Importance of efficiency to supply chain stake holders
• The state of the shipping industry and key issues
• Maritime regulations and enforcement
• Earnings and profitability of stake holders
• Costs: capital, running and voyage costs
   - Bunker costs – present and future trends
   - Security costs
• Safety, quality assurance and regulatory compliance
• The current environment - pollution issues
   - Emissions from machinery – greenhouse gases (GHG)
   - Hull coatings
   - Ballast water management
• Contractual obligations towards ship efficiency
• Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
• Effectiveness of maritime transport – supply chain metrics

2) The Regulatory Framework

• Maritime operations – regulatory requirements
• Maritime regulatory authorities and their roles
• Maritime regulations - creation, amendments and enforcement
• International Maritime Organization (IMO) and maritime regulations - recent developments
• 62nd session of Marine Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC62)
• The International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) Annex VI:
   - Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP)
   - Energy Efficiency Operational Indicator (EEOI)
   - Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI)
   - Compliance timeframes and issues
• UN conventions e.g. United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS)
• Future trends, targets and implications
   - Market based measures (MBMs) for GHG reduction (e.g. rebates, trading, levies, funds)
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3) Designing and Constructing More Efficient Vessels

• Newbuilding markets – trends, issues and developments
• Ship construction – current issues
• EEDI in practice
   - Application to different vessel types
   - Calculation and verification examples
   - Shipbuilding contracts and compliance
• Hull design
• Hull appendages
• Rudder and autopilot improvements
• Propulsion
   - Propeller optimisation
   - Flettner rotor
   - Kites and sails
• Spoilers

4) Fuel Management and Energy Efficiency Technologies

• Bunker market – issues, developments and trends
• Bunker cost optimisation – importance and trends
• Engine efficiency and optimisation
   - Engine tuning, turbocharging
   - Engine monitoring systems
• Fuel additives
• Gas power, hybrid systems
• Dual fuel engines and additional lubrication issues
• Lube oil analysis and delivery
• Air lubrication
• Slow steaming, engine derating
• Trim and ballast optimisation
• Hull blasting and coating
• Energy efficiency review, e.g. thermal insulation, shore power, reefer optimisation
• Waste heat recovery
• Battery fuel cells and solar panels

5) Effective Voyage and Fleet Management

• Voyage and fleet cost – elements, trends, current issues
• Weather routing
• Voyage planning, route optimisation
   - ‘Just in time’ – berth planning, port communication and operations efficiency
• Operational speed
   - Charterparty implications
• Autopilots – steering and heading control systems
• Trim/draft
   - Cargo and ballast planning
• Implications of different ship types e.g. cargo, Offshore Support Vessels (OSVs)
• Newbuild vs. conversion or retrofitting

6) Maintenance, Measurement and Management Strategies

• Shipping performance measurement – trends and issues
• Practical application of SEEMP
   - Planning, implementing, monitoring, selfevaluation and improvement
   - Verification
• Other management systems e.g. ISO50001 (energy management), ISO14000 series (environmental management)
• Performance measures, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
   - Practical implementation of the EEOI
• Monitoring systems e.g. emissions, condition monitoring
• Record keeping, data collection, management and analysis
• Role of Class Societies
• Compliance issues
• Crew training and awareness
• Roles of ship and shore personnel
• Roles and responsibilities: shipowners, operators, managers etc.
• Industry standards, benchmarks and best practices

For full syllabus details and course fee information, download the full Certificate in Ship Efficiency course prospectus here.

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