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The Importance of EEXI Compliance: What You Need to Know

Updated: Jul 24, 2023

As a vessel owner or operator, you know that compliance with laws and regulations is crucial for the safety and efficiency of your operations. One important area to pay attention to is the Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI), which sets out requirements for the energy efficiency of existing ships.

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The EEXI was developed by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) as a way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from shipping and to encourage the adoption of more energy-efficient technologies and practices. The EEXI requirements apply to all existing ships with a keel-laying date on or after January 1, 2021, and will become more stringent over time, with additional requirements taking effect on January 1, 2025 and January 1, 2030.

To comply with the EEXI requirements, ships must meet certain energy efficiency targets based on their size, type, and other factors. The targets are calculated using a formula that takes into account the vessel's fuel consumption, cargo capacity, and distance traveled. If a ship does not meet the required EEXI level, it may be subject to additional regulatory requirements or penalties.

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As an vessel owner or operator, it's important to stay up-to-date on the latest EEXI requirements and to ensure that your ships are compliant. One way to do this is by working with a company like Gelectric, which specializes in providing regulatory and maintenance solutions to the maritime industry. Our team can help you to identify opportunities to improve the energy efficiency of your ships and ensure compliance with the latest regulations.

In addition to helping you to meet regulatory requirements, improving the energy efficiency of your vessels can also bring a number of other benefits. It can help to reduce operating costs, improve the environmental performance of your fleet, and enhance the reputation of your company.

So, if you're looking for ways to improve the energy efficiency of your vessels, don't wait until it's too late. Start exploring your options now and stay ahead of the curve when it comes to EEXI compliance.


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  • International Maritime Organization (IMO). (2019). "Guidelines for the Development of the Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI)." Retrieved from

  • International Maritime Organization (IMO). (2021). "Frequently Asked Questions: Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI)." Retrieved from

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