The area of energy efficiency aims to implement alternative shipping designs, order processes and operation methods, as well as increase knowledge of energy efficiency measures within all the different parts of the global logistics chain.
There are several effective techniques for energy savings that reduce fuel consumption. To improve accuracy in the design of these techniques, it is important to develop trustworthy and experimental computation methods that lead to real energy efficiency gains in order to avoid unnecessary expenditure through inadequate conversion of vessels.
- New and innovative measures improving energy efficiency, including everything from ship design, technical modifications to improved logistics solutions, contracts and legislation.
- Methods for verifying measures to minimise any doubts with regards to costs, possible savings in actual operation and other environmental effects. Development of measures within this area is required.
- Improved practice. Research into the practice and organisation of energy efficiency is needed.
- Climate control. The transition to reducing any negative effects on the climate by the industry must be governed through legislation, standards and indexing, etc. Research is needed to obtain knowledge on which actions should be taken and facilitation of the transisition.