ClassNK adds online SEEMP Part III compliance tool

ClassNK reports that it will add functionality for management of SEEMP Part III compliance to its ClassNK MRV Portal, starting from next month.

With Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII) ratings set to come into force in 2023, ships of 5,000GT and above engaged in international voyages will be required to develop a ship operational carbon intensity plan (SEEMP Part III) in an IMO designated format.

This should include the CII calculation methodology, CII values over the next three years, an implementation plan for achieving the required CII and procedures for self-evaluation and improvement. That plan should be confirmed by the vessel’s flag administration or RO (Recognised Organisation) during 2022.

ClassNK is releasing its new module on 2 August to assist shipping companies in developing their SEEMP Part III plans within the relatively short time frame remaining, which will calculate the required CII values from fuel consumption data for each vessel and prepare ship-specific plans for achieving the required CII, using measures including slow steaming.

The new tool sits within the ClassNK MRV Portal, used for fuel consumption reporting for initiatives such as IMO DCS and EU MRV. With the newly added SEEMP Part III function, the required CII values can be automatically calculated from individual ship data stored in the Portal without additional work.

Based on the information selected and entered by the user, the software outputs a plan for achieving the required CII values in the designated format, which can then be submitted for class approval.

SEEMP Part III requires periodic updates every three years, with updates to and approval of the plan required when the CII rating is ‘E’ or ‘D’ for three consecutive years. Automatic calculation of the required CII values and support for preparation of the improvement plan is also available through ClassNK, the class society says.

The Portal is available for access by any registered users, regardless of their ships’ classification.

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