There has been a positive trend in energy consumption per nautical mile over the past years. Technical improvements on existing vessels, combined with optimal use of slow speed are key contributors to improved energy efficiency. In 2012, slow speed was the single most important contributor. However, slow speed is sensitive to market developments and may vary accordingly.
Our goal is to reduce energy consumption by 20% in 2015 compared to 2006 levels. A combination of several technical energy saving solutions and commercial initiatives have been taken in order to achieve this goal.