ICS launches CII data collection system

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has launched a Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII) Data Collection System, which aims to work with shipowners and managers to assess how effectively the CII system is functioning and relay those experiences to the IMO for overall CII improvement.

The ICS will collect a range of required CII data from participating operators, including fuel consumption, transport work, and trial metrics, which will be anonymised for its assessments. Data can be entered through an online form accessible via the ICS website.

The CII rating system was developed by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to measure the energy efficiency of ships above 5,000 gross tonnage and trading internationally, coming into effect on 1 January 2023. It is currently in an experience building phase, with a formal review running in parallel, until 1 January 2026.

“At the International Chamber of Shipping we wish to engage constructively to the current experience building phase of the CII review, to ensure that the system is fit-for-purpose and effective,” said Chris Waddington, Technical Director of the International Chamber of Shipping and lead on the ICS CII Data Collection System.

“The ICS Data Collection System offers shipowners and managers the opportunity to contribute data that will improve the rating system in the future.”

“We encourage shipowners to utilise the system in order to offer first-hand insights into what works well and possible challenges within the system. This data will be shared with the IMO and keep dialogues open for how best to meet our 2030, 2040 and 2050 net zero carbon emissions targets.”

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