ICS unveils CII Data Collection System

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ICS unveils CII Data Collection System

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), the global trade association for shipowners, has unveiled to its Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII) Data Collection System.

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) established the CII rating system to quantify the energy efficiency of ships with more than 5,000 gross tonnage that trade globally, and it went into force on 1 January 2023.

It is now in the experience building phase, with a formal evaluation ongoing until 1 January 2026.

Following the IMO’s invitation during the Marine Environment Protection Meeting (MEPC80) in July, for interested member states and international organisations to collect data and submit information and proposals, ICS has developed a system that enables shipowners and managers to submit data, including fuel consumption, transport work, and the trial metrics.

Such information will enable a clearer understanding of how fairly and effectively the CII system is functioning and provide the necessary input to the IMO for system improvement.

READ: IMO ratifies net-zero target ‘by or around 2050’

Chris Waddington, Technical Director of the International Chamber of Shipping and lead on the ICS CII Data Collection System, said: “At the International Chamber of Shipping we wish to engage constructively to the current experience building phase of the CII review, to ensure that the system is fit-for-purpose and effective.

“The ICS Data Collection System offers shipowners and managers the opportunity to contribute data that will improve the rating system in the future.”

In November 2022, MSC reported that CII regulations for the shipping industry were container vessel capacity by up to 10 per cent.

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