EEDI to phase in 30% improvement in ship efficiency
A 10% fuel use reductions has been mandated for new ships delivered from 2015, increasing to 30% from 2025 for the largest vessels.
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Lisa Swanson - Matson Navigation Company Inc
25th July 2011
I don't understand the comment about ships with building contracts or keel laid dates in 2013 being subject to the EEDI. If a new ship is delivered before 2015, why would they still have to comply with EEDI?
Unni Einemo - The International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA)
26th July 2011
I can see how this could be confusing. The paragraph you mention is a reference to the regulation's definition of a 'new ship', and if I am not mistaken, it does mean that new ships delivered before 2015 will have to meet the EEDI requirements if they fit the 'new ship' definition. A 'new ship' is defined as a vessel for which the building contract is placed on or after January 1, 2013, or in the absence of a building contract, the keel is laid on or after July 2013.

The regulation enters into force on Jan 1, 2013 and the period between Jan 1 2013 and the end of 2014 is referred to as 'Phase 0' in the regulation - this means 'new ships' delivered during this period are supposed to meet the EEDI Reference line. 'Phase 1' begins on Jan 1, 2015 and requires all new ships delivered after that date to show a 10% improvement in the EEDI compared to the Reference line.

I hope that helps clarify.
Lisa Swanson - Matson Navigation Company Inc
27th July 2011
Yes, thank you very much.

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