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Seanergy completes EEXI evaluation of existing fleet

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Seanergy Maritime has completed the evaluation of the Energy Efficiency Index of existing ships (EEXI) of all its 11-strong capesize fleet.

The only company listed on Wall Street that exclusively manages a fleet of capesize ships completed the evaluation in collaboration with classification society DNV GL.

The IMO aims by the year 2050 to reduce GHG from global shipping by 50%, compared to 2008 levels. As part of the short-term measures, the Imo MEPC 75 in November 2020 approved amendments to Annex VI of Marpol, introducing the Energy Efficiency Index for existing ships. The new regulation will likely be enforced from 2023.

Under new IMO standards, vessels will have to comply with new efficiency and emissions standards that are around a 15% to 20% improvement on historic standards set out in a 2008 baseline.

Athens-based Seanergy believes as a result of the assessment, the company’s fleet will meet by 2030 all the requirements of the GHG emissions regulation, at no additional cost.

Stamatis Tsantanis, Seanergy’s president and ceo, said: "Seanergy is once again leading the way in the environmental developments of our sector. We are very satisfied with the result of the evaluation of our fleet. We remain firmly in our position that the shipping community, with the contribution of charters, should focus on improving energy efficiency and reducing pollutants in the existing global fleet.

“We reiterate our strong commitment to our ESG (environmental awareness – social contribution – corporate governance) agenda and to a greener shipping.”

Seanergy’s 11 capers have a total 1.93m dwt with an average fleet age of about 12 years.

 

 

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