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 Nam-kyun IM,Bora Choe,Chung-Hwan Park.Developing and Applying a Ship Operation Energy Efficiency Evaluation Index Using SEEMP: a Case Study of South Korea[J].Journal of Marine Science and Application,2019,(2):185-194.[doi:10.1007/s11804-019-00090-w]
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Developing and Applying a Ship Operation Energy Efficiency Evaluation Index Using SEEMP: a Case Study of South Korea


Developing and Applying a Ship Operation Energy Efficiency Evaluation Index Using SEEMP: a Case Study of South Korea
Nam-kyun IM1 Bora Choe2 Chung-Hwan Park3
Nam-kyun IM1 Bora Choe2 Chung-Hwan Park3
1 Division of Navigation Science, Mokpo National Maritime University, Mokpo 58628, South Korea;
2 Department of Maritime Engineering, Kyushu University, Fukuoka 8190395, Japan;
3 Research Institute of Medium and Small Shipbuilding, Busan 46757, South Korea
ShipGreenhouse gasShip Energy Efficiency Management PlanEnergy Efficiency Operational IndicatorEnergy Efficiency Design Index
The CO2 emission reduction policy of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) recommends that the operation of ships, managed by maritime transport companies, should be energy-efficient. An evaluation method that can determine how successfully a ship implements the energy efficiency plan is proposed in this study. To develop this method, the measures required for energy-efficient ship operations according to the Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP) operational guidelines were selected. The weights of the selected measures, which indicate how they contribute to the energy-efficient operation of a ship, were derived using a survey based on the analytic hierarchy process (AHP) method. Consequently, using these measures and their weights, a new evaluation method was proposed. This evaluation method was applied to shipping companies in South Korea, and their ship operation energy efficiency indices were derived and compared. This evaluation method will be useful to the government and shipping companies in assessing the energy efficiency of ship operations.


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Received date:2017-9-15;Accepted date:2018-10-23。
Corresponding author:Bora Choe
Last Update: 2019-07-06