Maritime protection and indemnity (P&I) club Gard on Tuesday (21 December) published an article discussing Maritime Safety Administration of the People’s Republic of China’s new regulation on ships trading to Chinese ports must record their energy consumption data. The following is an excerpt of the article:
From 22 December 2022, ships trading to Chinese ports must record their energy consumption data in accordance with the requirements of their Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP). Ships must also report the consumption data from their last voyage to the Chinese authorities prior to leaving a Chinese port.
In November 2022, China MSA published the Regulation of Administrative Measures of Ship Energy Consumption Data and Carbon Intensity, (in Mandarin – an English translation courtesy of BIMCO can be found here), The regulation will come into force on 22 December 2022. A few provisions apply to both Chinese and foreign flagged ships of 400 GT and above that enter or exit Chinese ports. Most of the provisions are China’s implementation of Marpol Annex VI and not applicable to foreign flagged vessels. The regulations do not apply to military, fishing or sports vessels.
Below is a summary of the key requirements:
Ship energy consumption data collection and reporting
Note: The complete article of ‘China tightens verification of ships’ energy consumption data’ by Gard can be found here.
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Published: 21 December, 2022
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