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Torm to cut down fuel consumption by 10 percent

Before 1 January, every shipping company in the world must have a plan as to how it will cut down energy consumption. That is a demand from the IMO. Big shipping companies such as Torm are well underway.

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From 1 Januar, all the shipping companies in the world must produce a plan describing how they will cut down energy consumption in their fleets. This is a demand made by the IMO meaning that the demand will apply globally but the real impact on the environment and fuel consumption depends completely on the approach chosen by the individual carrier.

Already, Torm has come a long way and expects to be able to cut down ten percent of the fuel consumption over the next couple of years. The IMO demand of making a detailed SEEMP (Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan) is one of the elements helping to reach the goal. Training all senior officers in energy efficiency is another. Therefore, a third of the company’s senior officers have already attended a course largely about changing deep-rooted habits.

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