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ShippingEfficiency.org Rates Energy Efficiency of Over 60K Ships

Shipping, Environmental, Supply Chain, and Logistics professionals have a new tool in shippingefficiency.org, a new data hub which provides the relative energy efficiency of almost every large ocean-going vessel and specific data on emissions from container ships, has been launched by the Carbon War room.

Using a search function, users can pull now up an A to G efficiency rating for around 60,000 “active” vessels, including the majority of the world’s container ships, tankers, bulk carriers, cargo ships, cruise ships and ferries.

“The data hub for shipping will help the key players in the industry and their customers make better decisions for their businesses and ultimately the planet,” says Sir Richard Branson, Co-Founder of the Carbon War Room.

CWR estimates that there is more than 30% profitable efficiency potential on current shipping technology.

The site offers many potential uses which could affect a company’s bottom line:

· Shippers and charterers of ships could select vessels for their cargo that can reduce the product’s carbon footprint.

· Ports could offer incentives to cleaner ships, helping the port achieve its clean air action plans.

· The value of vessel efficiency investments will be more apparent to banks, insurers, charterers, brokers and buyers.

But part of the ongoing usefulness of the site will be determined by whether or not ship-owners and operators update records at shippingefficiency.org so that implemented efficiency improvements and class society verified ratings are included.

CWR says that the rating uses methodology developed by the United Nations’ International Maritime Organization (IMO) and information from international ship registers.Future enhancements to the website include ´A-G’ ratings for container- specific carbon data, which is thought by many insiders to be a more exact comparison for the container class.

CWR says that the rating uses methodology developed by the United Nations’ International Maritime Organization (IMO) and information from international ship registers. Future planned enhancements to the website include ´A-G’ ratings for container- specific carbon data, which is thought by many insiders to be a more exact comparison for the container class.

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