75% of world fleet will not live up to environmental demands with new regulation

IMO’s new ship design regulation EEXI (Energy Efficiency Existing Ships Index), covering vessels built from 2013 onwards, will work retroactively when effective as of next year. This may mean that 75% of the overall fleet – as it is now – won’t live up to demands, assesses VesselsValue.

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With new rules for ship design, the majority of the global fleet won’t be able to comply with demands for sustainability and energy efficiency as it looks right now.

The Energy Efficiency Existing Ships Index (EEXI) measures ships’ energy efficiency and how much energy a ship uses to carry freight over a certain distance. The index is an initiative by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), which together with the Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII) becomes effective as of 2023.

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