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More than 75% of all tankers, bulkers and containerships not EEXI compliant

With just 163 days to go until the International Maritime Organization’s Energy Efficiency Existing Index (EEXI) comes into play, more than 75% of all tankers, bulkers and containerships will not be compliant, according to a new report from VesselsValue.

“The challenge of decarbonisation will extend to all areas of shipping, and EEXI alone will present a myriad of challenges to owners, operators and financiers,” the report states.

Writing for Splash earlier this month, Simon Hodgkinson, head of loss prevention at West P&I, suggested that the new rule could be one of the most significant new shipping regulations in years, potentially leading to a fundamental shift throughout the industry.

“Knowledge is a shipowner’s best friend, and owners that do not yet know their EEXI scores should find out as soon as possible. The only way to guarantee a smooth compliance journey as possible is to use this information to start planning now,” Hodgkinson wrote.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.


  1. More than 75% of all tankers, bulkers and containerships will not be compliant

    Can I ask for the source of this statement?

    1. Completely agreed. This being a very important subject, having good data on this matter is equally important. It would be interesting to see data/data source as this subject goes deeper.

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