Achieving energy efficient ship operations under third party management: How do ship management models influence energy efficiency?
Poulsen, René Taudal and Henrik Sornn-Friese. “Achieving energy efficient ship operations under third party management: How do ship management models influence energy efficiency?.” Research in Transportation Business & Management. 17. (2015): 41-52.
This paper is concerned with understanding the challenges associated with energy efficiency in shipping, specifically with energy efficiency gaps in the context of different ship management models, (i.e., whether shipping companies choose to perform tasks related to ship operation in-house or outsource them to independent companies). This study highlights how behavioural aspects, including dimensions of bounded rationality and the human dimension, compose barriers to energy efficiency in ship operations. The researchers further emphasize that to enhance energy efficiency in ship operations, credible and valid information on energy consumption and fuel saving measures should be made widely available for all stakeholders.