Athens-headquartered Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. (Seanergy) has successfully completed the evaluation of the Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI) of its Capesize vessels.
Pursuant to the results of the evaluation, which was carried out in cooperation with DNV GL, Seanergy says it expects its existing fleet will remain compliant with applicable GHG regulatory requirements until 2030 with no material cost for the company.
Commenting, Seanergy Chairman and CEO, Stamatis Tsantanis, said the shipping company had ‘always been at the forefront of all environmental and regulatory developments’ in its sector.
‘We maintain our position that the shipping community in cooperation with our charterers should be focusing on improving the energy efficiency and carbon footprint of the existing fleet,’ said Tsantanis, adding, ‘this can lead to meaningful GHG emissions reduction.’
Expected to be adopted at the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee meeting in June (MEPC 76), the EEXI is an energy efficiency measure which will be applicable for all vessels above 400 GT falling under MARPOL Annex VI.