1st Edition

Energy Efficiency in Shipping for Environmental Sustainability

By Ashok Menon Copyright 2025
    216 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book examines the environmental impact of emissions from ships, setting out the mandatory regulations of MARPOL 73/78 and the Shipboard Energy Efficiency Management Plan, as well as new International Maritime Organization regulations such as MEPC 80.

    Chapters provide an in-depth understanding of how ship staff can increase energy efficiency by reducing fuel consumption and using innovative technologies. Comprehensive coverage of energy audit methodology is offered to ensure compliance with energy efficiency requirements.

    Written accessibly to suit a wide range of readers in the shipping industry, the book will be especially valuable for ship officers as well as trainees and cadets.

    1. Introduction.

    2. Energy Efficient Ship Operations.

    3. Energy Efficiency Indices & SEEMP.

    4. Strategies for Ship's Energy Efficiency.

    5. Monitoring Fuel Consumption.

    6. Low Carbon Ship Operations.

    7. Diesel Engines and Energy Efficiency.

    8. Energy Audits, Surveys and Certification.

    9. International Legislation Regarding Emissions.

    10. Environmental Efforts by the Shipping Industry.

    11. Beyond Compliance: Surpassing Regulations, Carbon Credits and Carbon Exchanges.

    12. Guidance on Best Practices for Fuel-Efficient Operations of Ships.

    13. Case Studies on Environmental Pollution.

    14. The Way Forward.


    Capt Ashok Menon is head of the Department of Nautical Studies at FOSMA, the maritime institute in Kolkata, India. Previously he worked for twenty years at various ranks and in command on ocean-going vessels.