IAPH published the latest scores of the IAPH Environmental Ship Index (ESI) project on 1 July, noting an increase on vessels’ ESI score.
ompared to the latest report, on 1 April, the number of vessels with an ESI score above 20 increased with 47 vessels, 4,855 vessels in total.
The total number of vessels in the ESI database also increased with 91 vessels, totaling at 6,981. The average ESI score is 29.3. The number of incentive providers is 59 as of 1 July.
Since 2011, the IAPH Environmental Ship Index (ESI) has been providing the shipping industry with the measurements on the environmental footprint of merchant vessels so that ports can serve as incentive providers to reward vessels demonstrating clear improvements in emission performance.
A new ESI “at berth” module to measure the emissions performance of a given vessel port call, is under evaluation, starting with the cruise industry. Connected with this, the IAPH Cruise Emissions at Berth Project Group consisting of representatives of several IAPH cruise ports, in collaboration with the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), have further worked on mapping out a plan for data reporting.
The Group is now looking into the potential design, development and implementation of the system which will take advantages of the synergies offered by the IAPH Environmental Ship Index system.