Topic outline

  • GREENSHIP | Project number: 2019-1-ES01-KA202-065523 | Towards Zero Ship Emission

    Ship Emission Manager Job Specifications

    The International Maritime Organisation (IMO), the regulatory body for the shipping industry, in recent years has introduced a number of ship emission regulations and new indices suggesting the need for an emission manager on board vessels. Furthermore, the technology to reduce, monitor and control emissions has evolved rapidly in the last few years. To this end, a Ship Emission Manager Job Specification is prepared by a consortium of industrial and academic subject specialists at their own cost in support of a project funded by the EU under the Erasmus+ Programme, GreenShip. The new job specification is expected to support both the new and forthcoming emission regulations as well as the new technologies introduced in recent years to reduce, monitor and control emissions. The project started in September 2019 with the purpose of developing also a training specification as well as a course manual as the basis for an e-course in ship emission reduction, management and control. The e-course is designed for cadets as well as the seafarers, so that the latter can up-skill themselves to the new emission regulatory requirements and good practices being introduces by the IMO.

    Ship Emission Manager

    The management of emissions is the responsibility of the new ship emission manager who is in charge of all aspects of emissions management on board vessels. The manager should have knowledge, understanding and application of IMO Emissions Requirements/Regulations and is expected that the manager should be familiar with all emissions management systems on board and IMO and national regulations in place including EEOI and EEDI with a specific knowledge of toxins produced by the ship engines as well as other machinery, with skills in emission reduction and energy saving practices including engine propulsion, heating cooling and so forth. The manager should be familiar with the ISM practices, and company specific measures including aspects relating to any quality standards which may relate to ISO 29000 or ship specific standards such as ISO 58000. The manager must be aware of IMO’s MARPOL, SOLAS, and other related standards including aspects concerning maritime environment protection. 

    Part I

    Specific Responsibilities

    Section 1

    Knowledge, Understanding and Application of IMO Emissions Management Requirements/Regulations

    • The challenge of cleaner air
    • IMO guidelines
    • Introduction to EEDI - what is EEDI
    • Introduction to EEOI - what is EEOI
    • History of SEEMP - 2005 to date
    • Initial emissions assessment: identifying the areas which should be/are suitable, for improvement (SEEMP shall be based on the results of the initial assessment of a particular vessel)
    • Propulsion systems and components – Systems’ operation and management
    • Emission producing systems and devices – Heating, cooling and ancillary units
    • Waste management on board ships
    • Types of fuels, fuel systems and engine combustion
    • Emissions calculations
    • IMO EEDI ship Types regulation
    • Regulations: new built vs existing
    • Systematic emission improvement, including through SEEMP
    • Monitoring & certification
    • Market-based-measures (MEMs) - why?
    • ISM – Areas related to emissions and environmental pollution

    Section 2

    • Reference lines - significance.
    • Sample EEDI development plans and schedules & guidelines
    • Reduction rates vs. ship types
    • Waiver clauses
    • EEOI formula & application

    Section 3

    • EEDI formula & application
    • main formula
    • conversion factor & calculation
    • fuel types
    • main engine term
    • auxiliary engine term
    • innovation propulsion technology term
    • transport work term
      • definition of DWT
      • maximum DWT displayed
    • reference speed
    • impact of speed reduction
    • special cases
    • impact of specific parameters on EEDI
    • going beyond EEDI
    • EEDI References
      • key papers
      • key IMO documents

    Section 4

    • Assessment criteria
    • Sample quiz & EEOI & EEDI test questions
    • Specific application
    • SEEMP Regulation 22 of Annex VI
    • MARPOL 73/78 – Annex VI – Chapter 4
    • 1/Circular 684 relating to EEOI calculations
    • Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation of Implementation of SEEMP including MEPC.213(63) – 2012
    • EEDI Manual - Calculations for newly built ships – were applicable

    Section 5

    Company Specific Measures

    • Company policy development and maintenance
    • Mission and goals
    • Recruitment and human resource development
    • Job Designs - Crew
    • Ship data and information
    • List of machinery and equipment
    • Emission reduction arrangements:
    • Crew awareness and training
    • Emissions measures
    • Shaft power
    • Speed optimisation – Sea currents
    • Ballast optimisation
    • Passage planning and weather routeing
    • Voyage and distance sailed
    • Maintenance (hull and machinery as well as engines)
    • Port communication and operations
    • Cargo handling/passenger handling
    • Emission audit and survey

    Section 6

    Emissions Reduction and Energy Saving System - Internal

    • Planning - PCDA
    • Monitoring data
    • Implementation plans
    • Record keeping

    Section 7

    Environmental Protection Requirements

    Part II

    Skills, Experience and Qualifications

    The person is expected to have the necessary management skills, the experience and the prerequisite qualifications to carry out the responsibilities outlined above. To this end the manager appointed could preferably have at least 5 years of experience as ship officer with a relevant degree and familiar with the ship emissions systems including IMO requirements.

    Part III

    Personal Characteristics

    Emissions manager has to be a team player and have pleasant disposition. The person who is expected to take responsibilities for the above specifications has to have good communication skills. The manager is expected to have good problem definition and solving skills with the mind set for continuous improvement.

    Part IV

    The Term of the Contract and the Points Discussed and Agreed at the point of Interview

    Part V