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Thursday, December 14, 2017

INTERTANKO releases Tanker Energy Management Guide to reduce GHG emissions from shipping

INTERTANKO is publishing this week its new Guide for a Tanker Energy Efficiency Management Plan (TEEMP). This moves forward in practical terms the IMO process to reduce actual GHG emissions from shipping by assisting operators to implement a Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan as recommended by IMO Circular MEPC.1/Circ.683.

 

This Guide is based on INTERTANKO Best Practice, using information and experience from Members with more than 700 tankers. It is a practical tool, covering a comprehensive monitoring, recording and reporting of ship performance which will be used by tanker operators as they enhance the energy efficiency and the emissions performance of their ships by routinely applying operational measures to improve fuel efficiency.

 

INTERTANKO saw the need to move quickly to develop the TEEMP out of the IMO’s outline Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP), and to move forward on a practical day-to-day basis. It involves inter alia voyage planning; optimising machinery; hull resistance management; cargo handling; and the control of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) released from the cargo.

 

The tanker industry, working with the IMO, is well on the way to achieving significant, tangible reductions in GHG emissions from ships using technical and operational means. INTERTANKO believes that the IMO is the appropriate body to regulate GHG emissions from ships and supports the IMO process to develop real and sustainable GHG emission reduction regulations that will not impede international trade.

 

Contact:

Bill Box, Communications and Public Relations Manager, INTERTANKO

Phone: +44 20 7977 7023

e-mail: bill.box@intertanko.com

 

Tim Wilkins, Environment Manager, INTERTANKO

Phone: +65 6333 4007

e-mail: tim.wilkins@intertanko.com