The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has recently decided to reduce the carbon intensity of international shipping. In this frame, the following amendments to MARPOL VI, were adopted during MEPC 76, in June 2021:
The integrated new approach thus includes both technical and operational measures.
Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI) – Attained and Required
It is mandatory to calculate the attained Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI) for all ship types of 400 GT and above. This value should not exceed the required value of EEXI, to be calculated following the guidelines of the new regulation. A final EEXI Technical file should be prepared for each vessel and submitted to Flag or RO, leading, after an onboard survey, to the issuance of a new International Energy Efficiency Certificate (IEEC). Ships should be EEXI-compliant by the first survey of the IEEC on or after January 1st, 2023.
Annual operational Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII) – CII rating
All ships of 5,000 GT and above will be subjected to the calculation of the annual operational Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII), which will determine the required carbon intensity reduction on an annual basis.
The attained CII will be recorded in the amended Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP) and must be approved by the Flag or RO. Submission of an alternative action plan will be mandatory for low-rated ships, in order to comply with the required level of carbon intensity rating.
The services offered are based on an accurate, efficient, and automated procedure, which makes use of own-developed specialized software, Ship-EEXI, to perform the relevant calculations and produce the final EEXI Technical File.
Additional (Optional) Services
Responding to the adopted mandatory IMO requirements, M&C Group and SHIPREALITY have joined forces to offer quality services to shipping companies and support them in implementing pragmatic solutions for ship energy efficiency.