The analysis of non-conformities for engineering procedures with the objective of improving ship energy efficiency

01/25/2017 - 11:00-01/25/2017 - 12:15
Sasakawa Auditorium


Ozcan Arslan
(Department of Maritime Transportation Management Engineering, Istanbul Technical University)
Elif Bal Besikci
(Maritime Transportation and Management, Istanbul Bilgi University)
Fırat Bolat
(Turkish Republic Ministry of Transport Maritime Affairs and Communications, Harbour Master Office of Istanbul)
Koray Yas
(DITAS Marine Operations and Tanker Management Co)


Ozcan Arslan

Global trade depends heavily on shipping industry due to its capacity, connectivity and reliability.  With 80 percent of world goods trade by volume are carried by sea and are handled by ports worldwide.  The development of the shipping industry causes a growth rate of fuel consumption and greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions.  Both environmental and economic concerns has increased demands for improving energy efficiency in shipping.  The potential for ship energy efficiency is possible for the application of ship energy efficiency measures.

Especially, large amounts of chemicals are transported by chemical tankers because most of goods include petrochemical compounds.  There are different types of inspections for chemical tankers performed by classification societies, flag states, port states and industries due to their disaster impacts to human life and environment. In this study, SIRE inspections made by independent chemical cargo companies are explained. Turkish tanker companies’ SIRE (Ship Inspection Report Programme) inspection results between the years 2006-2016 are examined. Ship engine and steering compartments related deficiencies and their root causes are identified and analysed statistically. Non-conformities and application of measures to the engine and steering compartments of the ship that affect ship energy consumption are discussed.