April ESI scores show stabilisation
The scores for the ships enrolled in the IAPH Environmental Ship Index (ESI) for the quarter starting 1 April 2021 were released a few days ago. Compared to the previous quarter, the number of registered ships in the ESI programme is stabilising. Previously, there had been a drop in the number due to the combination of ship scores reducing due to the sulphur regulation entering into force and the introduction of a payment system for incentive receivers, which has led some shipping companies to withdraw ships from the programme. The ESI was established in 2011 and identifies seagoing ships that perform better in reducing air emissions than required by the current emission standards of the International Maritime Organization (IMO). Is your port already part of the ESI programme? If not, find out more on the ESI website or contact the ESI team at firstname.lastname@example.org.