The IMO’s Environment Protection Committee meeting is now underway. MEPC 76 is expected to adopt proposed amendments to the MARPOL Convention that would require ships to combine a technical and an operational approach to reduce their carbon intensity. This is in line with the ambition of the Initial IMO GHG Strategy, which aims to reduce carbon intensity of international shipping by 40% by 2030, compared to 2008. These are two new measures: the technical requirement to reduce carbon intensity, based on a new Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI); and the operational carbon intensity reduction requirements, based on a new operational carbon intensity indicator (CII). The dual approach aims to address both technical (how the ship is equipped and retrofitted ) and operational measures (how the ship operates). Click here to read more.