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Up to 27% reduction in CO2 emissions: Hapag-Lloyd a trailblazer for the new EEDI

The Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) is determined using a fixed formula In February, Hapag-Lloyd became the first shipping company in the world to have its entire own-managed fleet certified in accordance with the IMO's Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI). The independent certification was carried out by Germanischer Lloyd and shows that many vessels in the Hapag-Lloyd fleet have an EEDI that is between 20 and 27% better than the average figure for the active global fleet in their respective classes. This means that these vessels emit significantly less CO2 than the average of the world fleet. These outstanding results do not even include the De-rating that has already been carried out on the majority of Hapag-Lloyd ships.The Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) is determined using a fixed formula and shows the CO2 emissions of a cargo vessel in grams per tonne transported and sea mile travelled. EEDI was developed by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the shipping branch of the United Nations, in order to establish a standard benchmark for the energy efficiency and environmental impact of cargo vessels (container ships, bulkers, tankers, etc.). As with cars, household appliances or light bulbs, the aim is to help ships with ...

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Round Table associations believe the timing is not right for an MBM

Round Table associations positions on GHG+MBMs As it issues its latest position paper on greenhouse gases from ships and market-based measures (attached below), the Round Table of international shipping associations (RT) is of the view that Market Based Measures (MBMs) are not justified at this particular time.The RT fully supports the adoption at IMO of mandatory Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) for new ships and the Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP) for all ships. It is convinced that the SEEMP will allow shipowners to better gauge their energy consumption and thereby enhance existing operational efficiency, since fuel is the single highest operational cost factor and this fact alone has already induced ship-owners to become more energy efficient.In the event that Market Based Measures (MBMs) are eventually introduced to shipping by IMO, these should apply globally and should completely address the nine principles adopted by IMO, it says.If ultimately it is found that technical and operational measures cannot wholly meet the agreed reduction targets, then any funds generated by means of a globally applied MBM for shipping must be controlled by IMO, says the RT, and, in large part, be disbursed to support further technological development focused on energy efficiency ...

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Round Table associations recommend against the application of EEDI to existing ships

EEDI formula in its present form is not supposed to be applicable to all ships The Round Table of international shipping associations (RT) supports the adoption of the new energy efficiency regulations for ships by the IMO in July 2011, which demonstrated the effective role of IMO in regulating worldwide shipping CO2 emissions. The measures include the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) for new ships and the Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP) for all ships in service.The EEDI formula in its present form is, however, not supposed to be applicable to all ships. Indeed, it is explicitly recognised that it is not suitable for all ship types (particularly those not designed to transport cargo) nor for all types of propulsion systems.Parallel to the regulatory developments at IMO, a number of initiatives are seeking to apply the EEDI formula also to existing ships, using speculative data to establish the values. The RT strongly recommends against the application of EEDI to existing ships, as the values generated by such application can be misleading and can create unintended consequences. The focus for ships in service is - and should continue to be - on operational and commercial efficiencies.The EEDI separates the technical ...

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ICS Board meets in London

Discussing current security and environmental issues The Board of Directors of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), whose member national shipowners' associations represent all sectors and trades and more than 80% of the world merchant fleet, met in London on 6 February.PiracyICS members reviewed the continuing threat to shipping from Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean. Noting that the capability of Somali pirates is actually higher than it has ever been, ICS believes that effective compliance with Best Management Practices by shipping, and sustained military intervention with a more aggressive stance, has reduced the pirates' rate of success. However, the current situation remains totally unacceptable, with about 200 seafarers still being held hostage in the most appalling conditions, with thousands more still having to transit the danger area in constant fear of their lives.ICS national associations agreed to work to ensure that the problem of piracy retains sufficient political and public attention so that the crisis might be properly and decisively addressed during the year ahead.ICS Chairman, Spyros M Polemis explained:"Recent press reports might give the impression that the level of piracy off Somalia is decreasing. However, most ship operators will be aware that this is not an accurate representation ...

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Safety4Sea Energy Efficiency Survey : Your opinion matters!

Learn how to participate at Safety4Sea's new survey Welcome to our Energy Efficiency Survey !Energy Efficiency is considered a key issue for the industry at the moment.The momentum is critical. We have a set of measures adopted by IMO back on July 2011 due for implementation by 1/1/2013 and there is an ongoing debate at IMO/EU/UNFCCC level on the extend and details of a set of market based measures to be implemented.We would like you to share your thoughts with us and make your opinion to be heard loud and clear to within the industry. We feel that by enhancing communication between stakeholders in the market the progress towards sustainable shipping.We will have the survey up and running for the next months through:E-mailsFaxesDedicated Survey section at the Safety4Sea.comResult of the survey will be analysed and communicated/posted tosafety4sea.comAll industry round table associations for their review and perusal on completion of the surveyForthcoming Safety4Sea Forum, scheduled for March and October in AthensAppreciate to take less than five (5) minutes of your time to have your thoughts voiced over accordingly.You may participate to this survey by:Completing and returning subject questionnaire by Fax at +30 210 4520182Completing and returning subject questionnaire by e-mail Click ...

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DNV: Impact of EEDI and SEEMP

EEDI will gradually reduce the emissions from the world fleet The results from the study show that, as new ships are built, the EEDI will gradually reduce the emissions from the world fleet by 3% in 2020, 13% in 2030 and 30% in 2050. The SEEMP will not directly mandate an emission reduction but, due to increased awareness of costs and reduction potentials, the study estimated the reduction to be 5-10% from 2015 onwards.EFFECT OF A SHIP ENERGY EFFICIENCY MANAGEMENT PLAN (SEEMP)The EEDI will mandate improvements in hull design and machinery, while the SEEMP will require ship owners to develop a plan for their ships. Operational measures have significant reduction potentials that, based on current fuel prices, are cost-effective. However, there seems to be limited uptake of these measures caused by non-financial barriers, such as lack of competence, lack of cooperation between players and split incentives. Higher fuel prices will only lead to a limited extra implementation of measures, but over time they will drive technology development and innovation.Other incentives will have to be in place to implement the existing set of measures. The SEEMP will initiate monitoring and target setting as well as the examination of concrete measures to ...

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MARIN Develops Green Shipping Simulator for UK Dredging Fleet

The simulator is made in the form of a game In the light of the upcoming EEOI, high fuel costs, levy's on CO2 emissions and economical difficult times, efficient ship operation has become high priority. The most straightforward way to save fuel is to operate a ship in the most efficient way, by careful voyage planning and efficient ship operation by the crew.For many ships, the quality of the voyage planning depends on the experience of the captain and its specific knowledge of his ship. With crew changing vessels more frequently and officers obtaining their master license at younger ages, knowledge how to operate a ship most efficient may get lost or requires a long time to obtain. Moreover, in economic difficult times, the cost / benefit relationship changes, requiring a difficult attitude towards ship operation. Simulator trainingThe normal way to inform, or train the crew for more efficient operation, is by written reports or tasks. A more intuitive way to give officers a 'green state of mind' is by training the crew in a simple simulator, so that the effect of different actions and operating styles can be compared. Especially for younger officers, that have been brought up with ...

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Briefing from IMO Intersessional meeting on EEDI/SEEMP

The most important relevant items during the meeting INTERTANKO attended this week the IMO/MEPC Intersessional Meeting dedicated to finalisation of IMO guidelines for the calculation of the attained Energy Efficiency design Index (EEDI), the verification and control process of the data used for the EEDI calculation and the guidelines for the Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP).Some of the most important relevant items that were handled at this meeting are as follows:Cubic capacity correction factor for chemical tankers - We remind you that when the EEDI regulation was approved by MEPC 62 in July 2011, it was agreed to include into the EEDI formula a cubic correction factor for chemical tankers which should take into account the cubic capacity of these ships as related to their deadweight. This week's meeting had to conclude on how to determine such a correction factor.After a number of deliberations, the cubic correction factor for chemical tankers will be determined by the formula fc = R-0.7 - 0.014 (fc = 1 when R = 0.98) where R is the ratio between the ship's deadweight and its capacity. The value of the correction factor is illustrated in this graph on which the red line is the ...

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IMO Sets Emission Norms for Shipping

IMO Regulations for shipping International Maritime Organization (IMO) has made the following regulations mandatory for the international Shipping:1.Sulphur limit in the fuel oil is reduced to 3.5% from 4.5% applicable from 1st January, 2012.2. Sulphur limit in the fuel oil is reduced to 1% from 1.5% in Emission Control Area (ECA) - applicable since 1st July, 2010.The proposed regulation by International Maritime Organization sets a required 'Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI)' value to apply in four phases from 1st January, 2013 to 1st January, 2025.Government has approved ratification of MARPOL* Annex VI so as to avail the waiver of the requirements of compliance with the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI). Parties to the MARPOL Annex VI have the option to waive the EEDI requirement on their ships for a maximum of 4.0 to 6.5 years after the entry into force.Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas has already been advised the requirement of the IMO regarding maximum limit of sulphur in fuel oil for ships.Source: Press Information Bureau, Government of India

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EEDI Calculator information

BIMCO Energy Efficiency Design Index The BIMCO Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) Calculator incorporates reference lines and future limits for the Required EEDI that some ship types have to meet in the future.Careful analysis of the adopted regulation text in MEPC.203(62) compared with draft guidelines submitted to the 62nd meeting of MEPC reveals use of inconsistent language that may be subject to interpretation with the regulations themselves. This inconsistency appears to be isolated to container ships only.Knowing the future regulatory limits of EEDI for container ships is crucial to ship builders, designers, shipowners and not least to Administrations. Specifically, the issues relate to the "capacity" to be used in the formula for calculating a ship's Required EEDI.The most unambiguous language defining the "capacity" is contained in the draft guidelines submitted to MEPC 62, and that definition is also what is incorporated into the BIMCO EEDI Calculator.BIMCO will seek to get the regulatory language clarified to remove this apparent inconsistency.Source: BIMCO

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