“To us, the ISO 50001 certification is a valuable recognition and documentation that we’re doing the right things within fuel efficiency and energy management”. says Kristian Morch, Group CEO in Clipper.
“Going through the certification process has made us further streamline our fuel efficiency management processes, and we see the certification as a natural step in our continuous focus on reducing our fuel consumption and environmental impact.”
It was Lloyd's Register who performed the certification.
“With the emphasis on energy efficiency in shipping today the ISO 50001 standard really can help our clients manage their systems to maximize their energy efficiency”, says Lloyd‘s Register’s Nordic Marine Manager, Ian Revell.
“We congratulate Clipper for taking this step.”
The ISO 50001 standard specifies requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining and improving an energy management system. It can be seen as a superstructure to the mandatory Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plans (SEEMP), a requirement by IMO (International Maritime Organization) and establishing a mechanism to improve the energy efficiency of a vessel.
Clipper is developing and implementing its own Energy Performance Management System, which will facilitate benchmarking, analysis and improvement on the individual vessels’ performance. Concrete performance initiatives include speed optimization, trim optimization as well as hull cleaning and paint.
“Optimization never stops”, Kristian Morch comments.
“Our objective is to constantly increase fuel efficiency for Clipper vessels and other vessels in our management. With an annual bunker consumption in our scale every saving, big or small, significantly contributes to bring down our environmental footprint“.
Source: Clipper Group
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