Amendments to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) Annex VI participated in pressure on Tuesday, November 1, 2022.
Developed under the structure of the Initial IMO Strategy on Reduction of GHG Emissions from Ships concurred in 2018, these technological and also functional changes need ships to enhance their power effectiveness in the short-term and also consequently minimize their greenhouse gas discharges.
From January 1, 2023, it will certainly be necessary for all ships to determine their achieved Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI) to determine their power effectiveness and also to start the collection of information for the coverage of their yearly functional carbon strength indication (CII) and also CII ranking.
IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim claimed: “The short-term GHG reduction measures, adopted in 2021, form a comprehensive set of amendments to MARPOL Annex VI, which provide important building blocks for IMO’s future mid-term greenhouse gas reduction measures.”
“Decarbonizing international shipping is a priority issue for IMO, and we are all committed to acting together in revising our initial strategy and enhancing our ambition,” Lim said. “These latest amendments build on energy-efficiency measures which were first adopted in 2011 and strengthened since – the CII and EEXI measures represent the next stage in our work to meet the targets set in the Initial IMO GHG Strategy.”
“IMO Member States are currently actively engaged in the process of revising the Initial IMO Strategy on Reduction of GHG Emissions from Ships with a view to adoption of a revised Strategy in mid-2023. Member States are also engaged in developing a basket of candidate mid-term measures, including technical and economic elements, that will set global shipping on an ambitious path to phasing out GHG emissions towards the middle of this century.
“We are, in tandem, functioning to sustain Member States in their execution of steps and also to guarantee that nobody is left in this change in the direction of a decarbonized future for delivery” Lim claimed.
The changes to MARPOL Annex VI are in pressure from November 1, 2022. The demands for EEXI and also CII accreditation entered into result on January 1, January 2023. This suggests that the initial yearly coverage will certainly be finished in 2023, with first CII rankings given up 2024.