• How to stay compliant with future-proof CII simulations
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How to stay compliant with future-proof CII simulations


As the shipping industry faces increasingly stringent emissions requirements, shipowners and operators must leverage the power of CII simulations to stay competitive.

The shipping industry is quickly transforming and reshaping for a decarbonized future following the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) adoption of the Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII) rating scheme.

But how should ship owners and operators navigate this new regulatory framework? How can they prepare for, assess, and manage their CII ratings? And what tools should they use to reduce their carbon intensity?

To help the shipping industry relieve the pressure to decarbonize their operations and reduce the carbon intensity of their fleet, StormGeo releases a cutting-edge CII simulator as part of the s-Insight Environmental Performance module. The user can simulate the CII progression either for the next voyage, until the vessel’s re-delivery, or until the end of the year. The new simulator provides shipowners and operators with a flexible, powerful, and actionable tool to collaborate on operational deployment and achieve desirable CII ratings.

The anatomy of a future-proof CII simulator

StormGeo’s CII simulation tool promotes a complete understanding of the commercial impact of CII based on a set of adjustable parameters, including distance, fuel type, fuel consumption, sea margin, waiting time as well as time spent in port, and more.

First, it helps operators see and manage the carbon intensity throughout the year. It assesses the environmental performance of the vessel in relation to the required CII and efficiently computes the compliance status of the ship

Second, the CII simulation enables shipowners and operators to compare vessel trading patterns when considering regulatory carbon intensity limits and then closely collaborate on operational deployments and resulting vessel CII ratings.

Last but not least, it projects next year’s ratings as well as forecasted deteriorations of the vessel’s CII rating. If the simulation identifies any deterioration, shipowners can easily trigger proactive decision-making processes regarding vessel retrofits or major vessel conversions if operational measures are not sufficient.

Proactively Manage CII Performance

The sooner shipowners and operators integrate CII simulation into their daily operations, the better they can manage the impact on CII performance and develop a competitive advantage in the market.

Reach out to StormGeo today to confidently estimate the effect of operational measures on the CII rating scheme and get a reliable CII through a direct, validated, and quality-checked data management stream from ship to shore.

This article was first published by TradeWinds on June 1, 2022