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30% of global shipping fleet needs tech upgrade for CII reporting

Marine coatings specialists AkzoNobel warns that 30% of the global fleet lack the technology onboard to report Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII) data as required by the International Maritime Organization (IMO).


By 21 March next year CII data from the previous year must have been calculated and reported to the Data Collection System (DCS) verifier, and according to AkzoNobel over 30% of ships in the world fleet need to upgrade their technology to meet this requirement.

At the recent IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) it was agreed the level of ambition for reducing CII as an average across the industry would be by 40% in 2030 compared to 2008 levels. This is part of the ambitions to meet net zero GHG emissions by 2050.

Chris Birkert, AkzoNobel Marine’s Coatings Segment Manager, commented: “Everyone’s been waiting for this announcement and shipowners must now decide whether to service or scrap their vessels and then replace them with newbuildings.

“Either invest to upgrade your ship to become CII compliant or take the vessel out of service and replace it.”

He noted shipowners now had a timeline to work towards and that emissions data had never been more important. AkzoNobel’s International Hullcare package with the Intertrac tool allows shipowners and managers to track a vessel’s emissions at the level required for reporting to the IMO.

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