CII: Carbon Intensity Indicator
In June 2021, the IMO adopted extensive new CO2 regulations applicable to all ships, including the Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII) rating scheme addressing operational efficiency. The CII requirements will take effect for all cargo, RoPax and cruise vessels above 5000GT and trading internationally.
Under CII ships are rated from A - E with A being the most efficient
IMO goals aim to cut shipping’s GHG emissions in half at least by 2050 compared to 2008, and achieve zero emmissions within this century
CII is calculated for each ship, not an entire fleet
Shipping’s share of total global CO2 emissions in 2018 was 2.89%
The CII is a measure of transport efficiency, calculated by:
For cruise & RoPax capacity is GT, for other ships capacity is DWT. For passenger ships, fuel used in port is included in the calculation
CII optimum speed
Foreship’s CII process
- 1. Calculate CII for the ship and itinenary
- 2. See how the ship complies with (planned) CII limits and define the target together with the Owner
Prepare a plan how to meet the targets now and in the future:
- Are itinerary changes possible? (speed, port calls, etc.)
- Can ships be swapped between itineraries? (more energy efficient ships on more demanding routes, less energy efficient ships on less demanding routes)
- What energy efficiency steps can be taken? (hydrodynamics, batteries, hotel load, etc.)
- Could shore power have an effect?
- Is a drop in fuel an option (bio-diesel, HVO) or converting the ship into another fuel (LNG, methanol, ammonia)?
The CII is based on reduction on 2019 reference level, with 5% reduction by 2023, then 2% annual reduction until 2026