After the Amendments to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) Annex VI entered into force, the World Maritime University welcomed the development.
s Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, President, World Maritime University, stated “given the phenomenal scale of the challenge ahead, and the pace at which developments are required, there is an unprecedented need for green technologies and maritime capacity building for maritime decarbonization.”
The green technologies we see emerging today are truly exciting, including modern energy saving devices, the harnessing of renewable energy, and zero-carbon fuels
However, she noted that green technologies also need a strong and resilient maritime community that is able to think innovatively in order to overcome the challenges ahead.
“There is thus an unprecedented need for maritime capacity building and education to build a global community of maritime professionals able to solve the challenge of maritime decarbonization,” Dr. Doumbia-Henry noted.
We need bright minds to develop the regulations, invent the new technologies and create new business models to finance decarbonization effectively
From 1 January 2023 it will be mandatory for all ships to calculate their attained Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI) to measure their energy efficiency and to initiate the collection of data for the reporting of their annual operational carbon intensity indicator (CII) and CII rating.
As the requirements for EEXI and CII certification come into effect on 1 January 2023, the first annual reporting will be completed in 2023, with initial CII ratings given in 2024.