Starting January 1, 2023, shipowners are required to track and report vessel emission as per the new regulations issued by IMO. Helping owners meet the new required standards, Maersk Tanker together with its pool of shipowner has developed and launched a new digital solution that will keep track of vessel emissions.
The International Maritime Organization’s Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII) 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 – A, B, C, D or E – of their vessel, which will become more stringent with each passing year.
“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, Commercial Manager in the Go-To-Market function 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.”
The new solution, will allow owners to monitor their vessel’s rating, how it changes year by year, the reasons for any changes and its projected rating over the following three years.
Leveraging the data, the shipowners can take necessary measure to improve vessels’ operation such as adjusting its route or speed.
While the solution has gone into use, it is not set in stone. Simon Maribo Artzi, 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”.
The digital solution, after undergoing a rigorous testing went live at the end of June and is today available for shipowners in Maersk Tankers’ pools.