Energy Efficient Ships 2015
RINA is a Europort Rotterdam Conference Partner
Shipping is one of the most efficient means of transportation for bulk commodities. However, as part of the global effort to reduce greenhouse gases (GHG) the industry must operate and run lower emissions-higher energy efficient ships. IMO introduced mandatory standards on the energy efficiency (EEDI) of the majority of new built vessels and further regulations are expected to be developed for ship types not already covered. The Energy Efficiency Design Index and the Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP) has been adopted for existing ships in an attempt to monitor (Energy Efficiency Operational Indicators -EEOI) and improve their efficiency.
There is considerable potential for reducing emissions in the shipping sector. A lot of the technology is already available and some is relatively easy to implement; slow streaming, improved voyage planning, trim optimisation, hull coating and propeller cleaning. There are also a plethora of technologies available for retrofitting on existing vessels; main engine tuning, propeller and rudder upgrades, fin and duct energy saving devices, to name a few. Not all solutions can be applied to all types of ships, and individual saving measures cannot simply be added together. Current uptake of many of these technologies is limited due to the cost of implementing them and a lack of knowledge regarding their effectiveness on specific ship types/sizes/routes.
In the longer-term, improvements in shipping efficiency will be achieved through the integration of innovative technologies on new vessels; optimal performance across an operational profile, not just a single “design point”. The shipping industry may even have to consider a more radical approach to reduce overall GHG emissions such as towing kites, wind engines, solar energy, nuclear, etc. As a fairly conservative industry it will want to see full scale demonstrations of the potential of these technologies before adopting them.
• Operational strategies to improve ship efficiency
09.30 - 10.00 Coffee & RegistrationEnergy Efficient Ships
Total of 16 presentations, selected papers include:
Registration and Payment
Register by 29th August and save money - Early Bird Registration fees (Inc BTW)
The registration fee includes printed conference papers, lunch, refreshments, a CD-ROM of the papers and presentations after the conference, and BTW. The CD-ROM will be posted to the delegates about 10-12 weeks after the conference.
Additional copies of the conference papers or CD-ROM will also be available for sale ( members £110 and non-members £130) after the event. If you would like to order a copy , contact Jim-Ray Semanhyia, Bookshop Assistant on +44 (0)20 7235 4622 or via e-mail at
Registration and Payment methods
Payments must be made in sterling by Eurocheque, cheque drawn on a bank with a UK branch address or sterling bank transfer. Please note that RINA requires payment before the conference date.
Under Dutch Customs and Excise regulations delegates from all countries are required to pay BTW on any conference or course taking place in The Netherlands.
Please note companies with a valid Dutch BTW registered number will not be changed BTW on delegate fees.
Delegates from outside The Netherlands may be entitled to reclaim this BTW.
Cancellations received in writing two weeks before the event takes place will be subject to an administration charge of €200+BTW.
Cancellations received after this time cannot be accepted and are subject to the full event fee. Delegates may be substituted; however this must be sent in writing and confirmed with the Conference Co-ordinator. In the event of cancellation of the programme for any reason, our liability is limited to the return of the registration fee.
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Hotel booking service
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Hotel shuttle service
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Attendance at Energy Efficient Ships qualifies as Continuing Professional Development. Delegates to the conference will receive a CPD Certificate