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MEPC adopts mandatory GHG measures
21 Jul 2011
The International Maritime Organization reports that the recent
MEPC 62 meeting agreed mandatory measures to reduce emissions of
greenhouse gases (GHGs) from international shipping. The measures
were adopted by the parties to MARPOL Annex VI represented in the Marine
Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) meeting at IMO HQ in London
for its 62nd session from 11 to 15 July 2011. IMO says this represents the
first ever mandatory global greenhouse gas reduction regime for an
international industry sector. The amendments to MARPOL Annex VI add a
New chapter 4 on regulations on energy efficiency for ships, to make
mandatory the energy efficiency design index (EEDI), for new ships, and the
ship energy efficiency management plan (SEEMP) for all ships. Other amendments to Annex VI add new definitions and the requirements for survey and certification, including the format for the international energy efficiency certificate. The regulations apply to all ships of 400gt and above and are expected to enter into force on 1 January 2013.
The EEDI is a non-
use in a specific ship design to the industry. As long as the required energy-
designers and builders would be free to use the most cost-
regulations. The SEEMP establishes a mechanism for operators to improve the energy efficiency of ships.
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MEPC, at its 62nd meeting, agreed to make the
EEDI mandatory for new ships, and the SEEMP
mandatory for existing vessels