Shipowners are facing new regulations from 1 January 2023, requiring them to track and report vessel emissions says Maersk Tankers.
- Together with shipowners in its pools, Maersk Tankers has launched a new digital solution to help owners meet the required standards.
- They will be able to analyze the vessel’s ratings and check for the coming three years.
The International Maritime Organization’s Carbon Intensity Indicator aims to cut greenhouse gas emissions for vessels already on the water. The measure links the emissions to the amount of cargo a vessel carries over the distance travelled. The owners will receive an annual energy efficiency rating for their vessel, which will become more stringent with each passing year.
A Digital Solution
Maersk Tankers have developed a digital solution to help shipowners to meet these requirements of keeping track of the emissions. “Shipowners entrust us to manage their vessels and the way we operate them from port to port has a direct environmental impact,” says Maria Damkær, Mangers at Maersk tankers. She explains that the company is responding to demand from owners: “They need real-time data on emissions, and insight into how these develop, which we, in turn, are using to improve the operations of the vessels.” With the help of this solution, the owners will be able to monitor the vessel’s change in rating year by year.
Harnessing the data, shipowners and managers can take measures to improve vessels’ operation such as adjusting their route or speed. While the solution has gone into use, it is not set in stone. Simon Maribo Artzi, the Product Owner in Maersk Tankers’ Digital team, explains that it “can be developed, adding new components as pool partners, cargo customers or regulators’ demands evolve.”
Following rigorous testing, the digital solution went live at the end of June.
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Source: Maersk Tankers