“New Requirements of EEDI & SEEMP”

EEDI (Energy Efficiency Design Index) & SEEMP (Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan)

The Marine Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC) 62nd meeting took place from July 11th to 15th at
the IMO headquarters in London. The meeting largely focussed on Reduction of Greenhouse Gases (GHG)
from ships which led to the adoption of “Energy Efficiency Regulations” as part of a new Chapter 4 of MARPOL
Annex VI. These include Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) and Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan

EEDI reflects the amount of CO2 generated per tonne-mile (cargo carrying capacity). It constitutes a uniform
approach to calculation of a ship’s energy efficiency during the design and build of new ships and will be
used to control CO2 levels emitted for future new ships by encouraging improvements in ship design.

SEEMP establishes a mechanism for operators to improve the energy efficiency of ships through the
management of individual efficiency measures.
Date of entry into force will be 1st January 2013. The SEEMP will be applicable to all ships greater than 400GT
whilst the EEDI will only apply to new ships, excluding those with diesel-electric, steam turbine or hybrid
propulsion systems, as follows:
• Ship for which the building contract is placed on or after 1st January 2013;
• In the absence of a building contract, the keel is either laid or which is at a similar stage of construction, on
or after 1st July 2013;
• The delivery of the ship is on or after 1st July 2015.

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