Videotel Propels Industry's Drive for Efficiency

By Michelle Howard
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Photo courtesy of Videotel

Ship operators cannot control energy prices, government policies or the global economy, but they can improve the way they manage energy onboard their vessels.  Slow steaming, efficient route planning, careful bunkering operations – all combine to reduce both energy cost and consumption.

An increasing number of organizations in the shipping industry are committing to ISO 50001, the energy efficiency standard applied to organizations in industries around the world. In recognition of this Videotel is supporting the industry with its new ISO 50001 Energy Management Training Course.

Says Nigel Cleave, CEO of Videotel Marine International: “It is estimated that the standard could influence up to 60% of the world’s energy use and the shipping industry is keen to play its part.  ISO 50001 can make a positive difference for organizations of all types both in the short term and also in supporting longer term efforts to improve energy technologies.”

Adds Mr Cleave: “It also cannot be ignored that companies certified to ISO 50001 standard look to their supply chain and are encouraged to do business with companies similarly certified.   

“Videotel aims to make a company’s progression to ISO 50001 accreditation as straight forward as possible.  The course not only deals with the processes involved, but also can be used as a way to educate and motivate key players both on the vessel and ashore as to why this is happening and what it means for them. We do this by taking a fictitious company and showing how they progress through implementation. This gives a more human face to the legislation – exactly what our training resources do best.”

Videotel’s ISO 50001 Energy Management Training Course is available via interactive e- learning CBT.  A seven module course, it focuses on the rationale, the practicalities and the procedures that are essential to Energy Management Systems.

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