Bureau Veritas launches an online platform to help assess compliance with new IMO carbon intensity regulations - EEXI and CII
Bureau Veritas (BV), a world leader in testing, inspection and certification, has introduced an online platform, VeriSTAR Green, to enable all shipowners to assess their compliance with EEXI and CII regulations. This tool is accessible from the Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore website.
In line with the 2050 International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) ambition to take action to combat climate change and its impacts, new amendments to cut the carbon intensity of existing ships have been adopted by the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC). These measures require ships to combine a technical and an operational approach to reduce their carbon intensity. The set of amendments include:
Shipowners can now access VeriSTAR Green to check a vessel’s required EEXI and either request verification or any technical advisory support from Bureau Veritas Solutions M&O (BVS), the technical advisory component of Bureau Veritas Group. Additionally, they will soon be able to self-calculate the attained EEXI for each type of ship, as BV will continue to expand VeriSTAR Green with new user-friendly functionalities, in line with MEPC 76 outcomes
lients with a Data Collection System (DCS) or Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) contract with BV will also be able to use this platform to report their fuel consumption data and request verification.
Senior Vice President Technical & Operations
Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore
The regulation will enter into force in 2023. Until then, shipowners will need to pre-assess their compliance to get ready for the 2023 deadline. As a world-leading classification society, Bureau Veritas has an important role to play to support shipowners as they navigate these new regulations. I am proud that Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore and Bureau Veritas Solutions M&O have joined forces to open this dedicated online platform to help the industry tackle the EEXI & CII challenges in time to reach compliance.
VeriSTAR Green was introduced today during a Bureau Veritas webinar on EEXI and CII: Preparing the future EEXI & CII: a post MEPC 76 review. A new session of this webinar will take place on July 1st at 9.30 CEST. to book your seat.
In addition and as part of our efforts to best support our clients and stakeholders navigating these new regulations, Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore announced last week it is working with two other global players, the shipbroker Barry Rogliano Salles (BRS); Deltamarin, the ship designers and engineers to provide to provide effective ship performance and energy transition solutions for the world’s shipowners.
The focus of the initiative is to provide a pathway and tools for owners to measure, verify and improve performance – both for specific compliance with Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI) and Carbon Intensity Indictor (CII) requirements and broader Environmental Social Governance (ESG) and financial targets.