EEDI

BIMCO joins Japan for regulation of existing ships’ carbon intensity

Panama, Norway, Greece and other actors are co-sponsoring a proposal originally tabled by Japan to curb the carbon intensity of existing ships through use of an Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI), much like the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) which is mandatory for new ships.

IMO strengthens energy efficiency targets for some ships

During the 74th session of its Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 74), concluded Friday, IMO agreed stricter energy efficiency targets for certain types of ships, as part of its efforts to reduce shipping emissions. 

MEPC 73 upholds EEDI targets for Ro-Ro vessels

MEPC 73 tightened EEDI requirements for certain ship types, but confirmed that ferries would be among the categories where it is appropriate to retain the original timeline and reduction rates. These had been set in three phases, requiring improvements of 10% by 2015, 20% by 2020 and 30% by 2025.

Project Forward paves the way for IMO´s CO2 emissions target

The Project Forward initiative led by Athens-Based Arista Shipping, with Finnish Wärtsilä as one of the participants, demonstrates that with LNG as fuel, an advanced hull design, and highly efficient propulsion machinery, it will be possible to meet the IMO’s target for a 40% reduction in carbon intensity by 2030.

ICS: Operational Efficiency Indexing can bring market distortion

ICS launched a new report setting out its firm opposition to the concept of mandatory operational efficiency indexing of individual ships as a possible candidate measure for CO2 reduction, because of ‘the potential inaccuracies of such a metric and the significant danger of market distortion’.

IMO, WSC respond to accusations of insufficient climate action

“Neither the IMO Convention, nor any of the Rules of Procedure for individual meetings limits, in any way, Member States’ ability to structure their delegations as they consider most appropriate in order to carefully consider the issues before them,” said IMO Secretary General.

IMO, WSC respond to accusations of insufficient climate action

“Neither the IMO Convention, nor any of the Rules of Procedure for individual meetings limits, in any way, Member States’ ability to structure their delegations as they consider most appropriate in order to carefully consider the issues before them,” said IMO Secretary General.

71% of new boxships exceed post-2025 EEDI requirements

Almost three-quarters of all new container ships, which emit around a quarter of global ship CO2 emissions, already comply with the post-2025 requirements of the IMO’s Energy Efficiency Design Index, according to a new study issued by Transport and Environment. 

IMO “fails to impress” with outline of shipping climate plan

Commenting on IMO MEPC’s outcome, Transport & Environment suggested that there is no substantial progress on tackling the global challenge of climate change. Disagreement over how to distribute efforts and the potential costs of measures remain the biggest obstacle to this progress. 

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