IACS Chairman Calls for Evidence-Based Ship Efficiency Assessments

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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Roberto P. Cazzulo, Chairman of the IACS Council and of RINA Services S.p.A., speaking at the IMO World Maritime Day Symposium on Sustainable Maritime Transportations System, noted that IMO had recently supported in principle an IACS proposal for establishing an (Energy Efficient Design Index) “EEDI Database” for new ships being constructed in accordance with new IMO GHG regulations.

“This will create an evidence base on which to judge the success of the regulations and to help design more efficient new ships,” he said. “IACS has pledged its support for developing evidence-based new rules on ship efficiency through IMO.”

In a detailed paper Mr. Cazzulo noted, “Action by IMO on climate change would lead to significant emission reductions, between 9-16% in 2020 and between 17-25% by 2030 compared with current practice.” He said, “The emission reduction measures will also result in significant fuel cost savings to the shipping industry, although these savings will require deeper investments in more efficient ships and more sophisticated technologies than today.”

Roberto Cazzulo also said that “IMO’s SEEMP (Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan) may represent the most practical mechanism for monitoring, reporting and verification of GHG emissions, and energy efficiency of existing ships. SEEMP has the necessary degree of flexibility, considering the different ship types, sizes and operational profiles” and that, “IACS shares the shipping industry’s concerns against attempts to develop a single metric for ships-in-service.”

The full paper can be downloaded from iacs.org.uk or can be received via e-mail from iacs.press@rina.org.
 

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