StormGeo has launched a new Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII) Dashboard, with digital tools for calculating, reporting, and proactively improving the CII rankings of vessel fleets.
The new dashboard will be added to StormGeo’s s-Suite software package and has been integrated into the s-Insight platform.
The CII is an operational efficiency indicator which measures how efficiently a ship transports goods or passengers in grams of CO2 emitted per cargo-carrying capacity and nautical mile based on its Annual Efficiency Ratio (AER).
A CII rating value for all cargo, ro-pax and cruise vessels above 5000 GT must be calculated and reported after 1 January 2023 under rules adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO).
Under the new rules, a CII rating on a scale of A to E is calculated, with A representing a very operationally efficient vessel. The operator of any vessels that hold a D or E rating will be required to submit a plan that outlines how the vessel’s CII rating will be improved to a rating of C or higher as part of its Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP).
StormGeo’s new tool calculates attained and required CII ratings, and the deviation between the two, for a selected period using necessary vessel factors. Based on the preliminary CII rating, the tool also predicts the year of CII rating deterioration to interpret how a vessel is currently ranked versus how it will be ranked in the future when CII rating limits are tightened. A three-day average trend element is also incorporated into the dashboard.
Exclusions for distance under defined conditions and corrections for reefer, cargo heating, cooling systems and other parameters can be calculated and deducted to allow the software to adapt to any changes in the calculation methods or exclusions defined by the IMO.
“This tool was developed based on client feedback on what they need to ensure the compliance of their vessels with incoming IMO rules for energy efficiency improvement and carbon intensity reporting and reduction,” said Dr Thilo Dückert, Vice President Fleet Performance Management at StormGeo.
“A simulation feature will be incorporated into the dashboard in the future, which ship operators can use to run scenarios that provide insight into how the potential deployment of operational optimisation measures will impact a vessel’s CII rating for that year.”
“Ultimately, we will integrate a voyage efficiency indicator into the tool that evaluates how efficient a voyage is compared to a benchmark. This will take the idea one step further as a more advanced way of looking at vessel or fleet-level CII ratings.”
This article was first published by Smart Maritime Network on February 23, 2022