Development of a model for energy efficiency management of a ship at different stages of its lifecycle

Keywords: energy efficiency, integrated mathematical model, amount of carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere, energy efficiency management of the ship


The problem of increasing energy efficiency in commercial shipping has been in the focus of attention of many specialists over the past few decades. The adopted and entered into force resolutions of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) require ship-owners to develop and implement energy efficiency management plans. Considerable and increased attention is now being paid to the solution of this problem.

However, it has not yet been possible to achieve real practical results – commercial shipping already accounts for more than 3 % of greenhouse gas emissions, and this value is growing from year to year.

The reason for this effect is the practically absence of a systematic scientifically grounded approach to the issue. Management of carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere is mainly in the operational phase of the ship, although the foundations are laid during the design, construction, modernization and refurbishment phases.

This study is aimed at developing a comprehensive model for managing the energy efficiency of a ship throughout the entire life cycle. It is proposed to use the cost of a full cycle and the coefficient of energy efficiency as target functions of the model. A method for solving the problem of two-criterion optimization is proposed. The use of this model will be able to significantly reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emissions


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Author Biographies

Yevgeniy Kalinichenko, Odessa National Maritime University

PhD, Associate Professor, Head of Department

Department of Navigation and Control of the Ship

Oleksandr Shumylo, Odessa National Maritime University

PhD, Professor

Department of Ship Power Plants and Technical Operations

Mykhaylo Kourov, Odessa National Maritime University

Postgraduate Student


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How to Cite
Kalinichenko, Y., Shumylo, O., & Kourov, M. (2021). Development of a model for energy efficiency management of a ship at different stages of its lifecycle. Technology Transfer: Fundamental Principles and Innovative Technical Solutions, 17-20.