Lloyd's Register says IMO's new CO2 calculator penalizes efficiency

IMO's upcoming CO2 regulation for how to measure a ship's efficiency has become so politically sensitive that some classification societies decline to even comment on them. Meanwhile, Lloyd's Register does not hide the fact that there are difficulties with the AER calculator.

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Lloyd's Register says that it does not yet know what kind of impact the new Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII) will have.

However, the London-based classification society is convinced that the measuring tool to calculate the CII, the so-Annual Efficiency Ratio (AER), is the not the right method to move forward with.

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