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Thursday, April 8, 2021 

The Korean Register (KR) has developed a web-based EEXI/CII calculation program to help shipping companies comply with the Energy Efficiency Index (EEXI) and Carbon Intensity (CII) decarbonisation regulations which will come into effect in 2023.

The program uses KR’s software development experience and offers a simple way to calculate each vessels compliance using basic key information. Following MEPC 75's decision to enforce more stringent decarbonisation regulations, the Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI) and the Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII) are to apply to existing ships from 2023, creating a significant challenge for the maritime industry.

To meet the regulations, shipowners will need to implement various countermeasures such as applying engine power limitation (EPL), optimising linear/vessel speed/navigation routes, installing energy saving devices or using alternative eco-friendly fuels.

KR has established a decarbonisation taskforce to help shipping companies to stay compliant with the relevant regulations. The taskforce is also exploring technology for carbon neutral, alternative marine fuels such as hydrogen, methanol and ammonia, and providing industry stakeholders with key timely information for their fleet operations.

In this regard, KR has added a smart solution to the KR GEARs website, the greenhouse gas online data management software developed in 2019, which allows shipowners to pre-evaluate if their fleet is compliant with the EEXI/CII regulations.

Using the calculated results of the EEXI/CII calculation program, KR plans to provide further customised technical services enabling its shipping company clients to adopt the most beneficial countermeasures for their individual vessels, such as exactly how much engine power limitation and reduction in ship speed is required. It will also be possible to prepare the EEXI Technical File through the updated program. Furthermore, KR will support customers by providing a comprehensive guide for compliance with the decarbonisation regulations, developing EEXI/CII response manuals and by running training seminars.

Lee Hyung-chul Chairman and CEO, Korean Register, said: “KR will actively help the shipping industry to address the challenges and find optimal solutions for EEXI and CII, the IMO’s short-term regulations on decarbonisation. We will speed up the development of new technologies such as ammonia and hydrogen carbon neutral-fuelled ships, and work to create carbon capture devices that support the competitiveness of the maritime industry, ensuring a sustainable future for all.”

The Web-based EEXI/CII Calculation Program is now available on the KR GEARs homepage.

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