Last year, the IMO announced amendments to MARPOL that will make the Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP) mandatory from 1 January 2013 for all ships over 400 gross tonnage.
Marorka's new web-based product guides ship operators through the creation of their SEEMP, and aims to reduce the effort required in managing SEEMPs for an entire fleet.
The online service provides a fleet overview for measures and goals, with a calendar view for upcoming projects, and offers a central repository for document management, allowing crews to print the most recent version of the document from the web.
Marorka says that this should also help companies to perform continuous evaluation and improve their operations based on analytic reports and live measurements.
"We at Marorka are quite excited about SEEMP. We’ve been living and breathing energy management for ships for over a decade now, and it’s our belief that SEEMP will prove to be an effective catalyst for improving energy efficiency," said Kristinn Aspelund, Marorka sales and marketing director.
"We have created an add-on for Marorka Online, our web-based fleet energy management solution, which allows SEEMP to become an integral part of ship management. Our development team has been focusing on making an easy-to-use tool for shipping companies to maintain their SEEMPs."