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Futureship supplies 1000th SEEMP system

Presentation of the 1,000th certificate (from left to right): Mr Aristidis Efstathiou, GL Business Development Manager Area Southern Europe, Mr Athanasios Reisopoulos, GL Area Manager for Southern Europe, Mr Philippos Efstathiou, Owner of EFNAV, Mr Pantelis Chondros, Technical Manager of EFNAV, Mr. Stefanos Betsikas, Operations Manager of EFNAV Presentation of the 1,000th certificate (from left to right): Mr Aristidis Efstathiou, GL Business Development Manager Area Southern Europe, Mr Athanasios Reisopoulos, GL Area Manager for Southern Europe, Mr Philippos Efstathiou, Owner of EFNAV, Mr Pantelis Chondros, Technical Manager of EFNAV, Mr. Stefanos Betsikas, Operations Manager of EFNAV

FutureShip, the maritime consulting arm of Germanischer Lloyd (GL), reports it has provided EFNAV Company of Athens with its 1,000th SEEMP (Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan) system.

The FutureShip SEEMP Solution is designed as a template-based form that allows a shipping company to select measures appropriate to its own business and convert these into vessel specific SEEMPs.

Every SEEMP is checked by FutureShip personnel to minimise the chance of error, and the SEEMP Solution comes with a vessel specific EEOI calculator for every ship in a fleet.

“Excellent service and the shortest lead-time were, alongside a competitive price, the main reasons to go with FutureShip as our partner for implementation of a SEEMP,” said EFNAV's technical manager, Pantelis Chondros.

“We ensure that we will have zero hassle with Port State Control after implementation, while at the same time my team is supported in making energy saving part of their daily routines.”

The SEEMP was adopted by the IMO in an effort to encourage innovation and reduce CO2 emissions, and is now a part of MARPOL Annex VI.

A SEEMP is mandatory for all sea going ships (both new and existing ships) larger than 400 GT from 1 January 2013.

Envisioned as a management tool to assist a company in improving energy efficiency of ships in operation, a SEEMP must be specific for each ship in a fleet and should be used together with established environmental management systems.

Ideally, it will allow companies to reduce fuel consumption through simple changes in operational measures.

The SEEMP is a cyclic process with four steps in each cycle: Planning, Implementation, Monitoring, Self-Evaluation and Improvement.

“More than just a paper tiger, as well as allowing owners and operators to maximise the efficiency of their fuel saving measures, the SEEMP has the potential to enhance the deployment of data sharing and the modern software tools that go along with the sophisticated analysis of ship performance,” said Till F. Braun, managing consultant with FutureShip.

“Vessels with a SEEMP in place have already shown to make marked improvements in fuel consumption and as the processes and systems become more familiar to the shipping industry this will certainly grow.”

The FutureShip SEEMP Solution is currently available in Russian, English and Spanish, as SEEMP requires that the plan should be established in a working language or languages understood by a ship's personnel.

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