IMO 2023 updates and news for the maritime sector coming soon

Two new indices introduced to regulate carbon emissions with regards to environmental sustainability

With an ever-increasing focus on sustainability also in the shipping industry, 2023 will be a year of considerable change in order to reduce emissions and the impact generated on the environment.

As of 1 January 2023, new and supplementary regulations will come into effect to optimise the efficiency of ships and encourage the introduction of alternative fuels in order to reduce the industry's carbon footprint and overall impact.

Following the IMO 2020 (International Maritime Organisation's regulation setting a maximum sulphur emission limit of 0.5 per cent), the regulation coming into effect next year introduces two new indices, namely the EEXI (Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index) and the CII (Carbon Intensity Indicator).

Therefore, maritime carriers should take note of the new changes being implemented under the IMO 2023 initiative and coordinate accordingly. The goal is to reduce carbon emissions from all ships by 40 per cent by 2030, compared to 2008 figures.

Since the announcement of these changes, industry players have been questioning the potential impact of the introduction of the two indices, particularly on container capacity deployed at sea.

Ventana Serra, as an international maritime carrier, will continue to offer the best service at competitive prices, with maximum transparency and in line with developments in the sector. Our experts will continue to update the information we have and take action to support customers' business at all times.