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20 Jul 2011 11:07:06

Shipping industry introduces first mandatory CO2 cuts

Shipping industry introduces first mandatory CO2 cuts
The first mandatory emissions cuts to be applied to the shipping industry have been agreed following a meeting of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO).

Amendments were made to MARPOL Annex VI Regulations meaning the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) is now mandatory for all new ships and the Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan is a requirement for all vessels.

Ship builders required to comply with the EEDI will have the choice of technologies they use to meet the required energy efficiency standard.

A new regulation has also been introduced which requires administrations to engage in technical cooperation and transfer of technology relating to the energy efficiency of ships.

The new regulations apply to ships of and over 400 gross tonnage and are expected to come into force in January 2012.

IMO Secretary-General Efthimios E Mitropoulos said although there was no consensus on adoption of the amendments, "let us hope that the work to follow on these issues will enable all members to join in".

Last month, a report from the University of Hull suggested ports have an important role to play in cutting CO2 emissions from the shipping industry through measures such as green passports and cold ironing.  ADNFCR-1235-ID-800627365-ADNFCR

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