Latest ESI scores published as project enters new phase
The latest scores of the Environmental Ship Index (ESI) were published last week, covering the period between 1 July and 30 September. The ESI database now counts 8485 ships, of which 5032 have an ESI score equal or higher than 20. There are currently 56 incentive providers in the project. In July, the IAPH Board took several decisions to enable the professionalisation of the Environmental Ship Index. The Index now formally resides under IAPH as a subsidiary body and the Board appointed Eric van der Schans (Port of Rotterdam) as its chairman. The Board also approved new arrangements to externalise the administration of the index, including a professional onboard verification scheme. In the new configuration, shipping companies will pay a fee for registering their ships in the ESI database. The new configuration is expected to start 1 January 2021. Until then, Port of Rotterdam holds the administrator role on behalf of IAPH, taking over from Hamburg Port Authority. The new ESI website already went online in June.