Two Year Old Tankers are Inefficient – Claims New Study.

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A study on design efficiency of new ships, commissioned by Seas At Risk and Transport & Environment, has found that tankers built in 2013 were on average 8% less fuel efficient than those built in 1990, a quarter of century ago.

“IMO’s design efficiency standard for new ships needs a redesign and strengthening if the standard is not supposed to merely bring us back to levels achieved 25 years ago,” says Transport & Environment clean shipping Manager Bill Hemmings.

The IMO will review the stringency levels of its energy efficiency design index – the efficiency standards for new ships – during a meeting of its Marine Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC) in London in May.

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