Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP) Development

According to MARPOL Annex VI Regulation 22, it is a requirement for ships of more than 400 GT operating internationally, to have a SEEMP on board from 1st January 2013. The SEEMP should be developed taking into account the relevant IMO guidelines. Existing ships will receive an IEE Certificate when the existence of SEEMP on-board is verified. The SEEMP also provides an approach for monitoring of a ship efficiency performance over time. The SEEMP urges the ship owner and operator, that at each stage of the operation of the ship, to review and consider operational practices and technology upgrade to optimize the energy efficiency performance of a ship. SEEMP development should follow the IMO guidelines. In this section, the main aspects of a SEEMP are discussed with a view to understand the regulatory requirements and best practice (MariEMS 2017).