CEnMS and SEEMP scope of application

Although CEnMS and SEEMP may be assumed to be similar by readers, in fact they are different and will have different scope. Some complementary aspects of the two are highlighted here:

  • SEEMP is only applicable to a “specific ship” and is used mainly on-board ships. CEnMS is not for a specific ship but for a “specific company”. The CEnMS will be mainly implemented at shore office. Thus CEnMS will include more generic and higher-level activities than the SEEMP.
  • SEEMP contents are primarily implementation oriented. This means that the strength of a SEEMP should be on how to implement the EEMs at the ship-level together with a good definition of what to be done and ship staff’s roles and responsibilities. Although aspects of planning, monitoring and self-assessment are included in the SEEMP, they are not normally the responsibility of the ship-board staff to implement.
  • The CEnMP on the other hand is more oriented to planning, monitoring and self-assessment of the fleet’s SEEMPs effectiveness and other high level management activities relating to energy such as bunkering, provision of third-party services to ships and so on. Thus it should provide company-wide and fleet-wide activities that ensure a better planning and energy management activities and a better monitoring and assessment of the results of implementation of these activities along with the external stakeholder management aspects.

Along this scope of work, the following are mainly should be reflected in the CEnMS:

  • Energy planning activities for improvement of both CEnMS and SEEMPs;
  • Energy policy development for the company as a whole inclusive of ships in the fleet;
  • Definition of monitoring system and relevant KPIs, baselines, data collection and data analysis systems. Establishment of a monitoring and reporting system for energy efficiency data;
  • Methods for the self-evaluation (company level) of the effectiveness of various SEEMPs plus the CEnMS itself.;
  • Coordination and collaboration with the major external stakeholders that influence fleet’s operation (MariEMS 2017).