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A framework to bridge the energy efficiency gap in shipping

Marorka takes a great pride in continuing to innovate at the highest level. One of the channels we use for continuous improvements in research and development is participation in innovation projects such as the EMIP 2 project, in which Marorka has partnered with shipping companies, research institutes and a marine systems manufacturer: Klaveness Ship Management AS, Wilh. Wilhelmsen AS, BW Gas AS, Grieg Star Shipping AS, Solvang ASA, MARINTEK research institute, the Norwegian University for Science and Technology (NTNU) and Kongsberg Maritime.

partnersAs a part of the initiative to improve interaction between the shipping industry and the educational environment in Norway, a Ph.D. student at NTNU interviewed EMIP 2 partners in order to provide input for a case study entitled A framework to bridge the energy efficiency gap in shipping.  The article, written by Sepideh Jafarzadeh and Ingrid B. Utne and recently published in a scientific journal, provides an interesting framework for shipowners and managers to address the foremost barriers that prevent the adoption of cost-effective energy saving measures in shipping.

At the same time, we at Marorka would like to congratulate Sepideh Jafarzadeh and Ingrid B. Utne on the publication of the article, and we encourage everyone interested in the implementation of energy saving measures to take a look at the article, which is distributed in Elsevier journal: Energy journal at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2014.03.056.