EEDI and SEEMP clarifications on applicability

The Maritime Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has adopted technical and operational measures to improve energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gases (GHGs) emissions from the international shipping. Through resolution MEPC.203(62) the IMO has adopted the following measures:

 Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI);
 Energy Efficiency Operational Index (EEOI); and
 Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP).


the applicability of the above mentioned technical and operational measures
that came in force on January 1, 2013.
The EEDI will apply to new ships of 400 gross tonnage and above (except those with diesel-electric, turbine or hybrid propulsion systems) as outlined below:

 For which the building contract is placed on or after January 1, 2013;
 In the absence of a building contract, the keel of which is laid or which is at a similar stage of
construction on or after July 1, 2013; and
 The delivery of which is on or after July 1, 2015.

The Administration may choose to waive the requirement of EEDI up to 4 years after each of the above dates.
It is important to note that EEDI will also apply to ship that undergo a “major conversion” as defined in resolution MEPC.203(62).
An Energy Efficiency Certificate (IEEC) shall be issued for both new and existing ships of 400 gross tonnage and above.