Towards understanding energy efficiency in shipping [updated]

My licentiate thesis is finally finished and uploaded: Towards understanding energy efficiency in shipping. It will be discussed here at Chalmers University of Technology, Lindholmen Campus, house Saga, ground floor, room Alfa, on the 7th of March, 13.00-15.30. Assistant professor Patrik Thollander from Linköping University will lead the seminar. Complete printed versions will be available there. Those of you that have emailed me for a copy will be sent one by mail as soon as it has been printed.

Update: Paper III in the thesis – Will the ship energy efficiency management plan reduce CO2 emissions? A comparison with ISO 50001 and the ISM code -  was just published in Vol. 40, Issue 2 of Maritime Policy & Management. I have a limited number of electronic copies to give out, please email me if you are interested.

The paper was chosen as one of six best papers from the 2012 International Association of Maritime Economists (IAME) conference (which had 324 accepted abstracts and roughly 150 accepted papers) with the following motivation:

This sixth paper has been included into this Special Issue, because of its comprehensive digest of current field knowledge into ship gas emissions. Although previous academic papers have dealt well with designing optimization models of ship gas emissions, some have failed to reflect field knowledge of the issues and the current situation and discussions about the topic within the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and shipping industries. The authors of this paper clearly pinpoint a gap between available cost-efficient measures, technically and economically, to improve CO2 efficiency in shipping and actual applicable instruments by ship owners, managers or operators, referring to the SEEMP and Safety Management Systems in shipping, the ISM Code, as well as to the international standard for energy management systems, ISO 50001.

(from Tae-Woo Lee, P. and Cheoing, I. (2012). Guest editorial: Clustering logistics with ports and shipping services in the time of troubled waters and free trade era. Maritime Policy & Management, Vol. 40, No. 2, pp. 95-99)

Update 2: Corrected some minor mistakes in the thesis, new version in the same link above.

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