The centre aims to support shipowners and operators in South Europe with decisions on reducing the carbon intensity of their fleets.
At MEPC 75 in November 2020, the IMO agreed a short term-measure to reduce the carbon intensity of shipping, comprising a requirement for existing ships to be as technically efficient as new ships as soon as possible after October 2022 (the Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI)), and a requirement for operational carbon intensity reduction from 2023.
Andy McKeran, Lloyd’s Register’s Maritime Performance Services Director, commented on the launch of the new advisory centre: ‘To support the enormity of the decarbonisation challenge, our clients need trusted advice, information and expertise. For this reason, we continue to invest in our local capability to deliver solutions that will help owners and operators through these complex decisions, in particular the pressing action required around existing ship energy efficiency.’
Last October saw the launch of the Lloyd’s Register Maritime Decarbonisation Hub.