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StormGeo, the Norway-based provider of weather intelligence and decision support solutions for the shipping industry, has launched a new Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII) Dashboard that provides ship operators with a digital tool for calculating, reporting, and proactively improving the CII rankings of their fleet.

Speaking to Bunkerspot yesterday, Dr. Thilo Dückert, Vice President Fleet Performance Management, StormGeo, said that the new CII Dashboard will play a ‘vital role’ in helping ship operators to comply and stay ahead of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) new rules set to come into force on 1 January 2023, which will require that a CII rating value for all cargo, Ro-Pax and cruise vessels above 5000 GT must be calculated and reported.

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 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 allowing the user 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.

The company’s longer term aim, Dückert said, is to integrate a voyage efficiency indicator into the tool that evaluates how efficient a voyage is compared to a benchmark, which will ‘take the idea one step further as a more advanced way of looking at vessel or fleet-level CII ratings’.

Dückert told Bunkerspot that what differentiates StormGeo’s offering from other CII calculators on the market is that the company can also provide expert advice on a consultancy basis on how to improve vessel carbon intensity rankings.

The CII Dashboard is currently available to StormGeo customers subscribed to the full s-Insight platform or users of the IMO DCS module.

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