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Decarbonization Plan by Maritime Advisory

A long-term decarbonization plan tailored to your business needs – thanks to a ship-specific decarbonization plan that is optimized for CII compliance at minimal cost for the expected lifetime of your vessel. Assessment of impact on emission taxation (e.g. EU ETS) is considered.

Navigating the landscape of decarbonization requirements and complying with all regulations in the short term can be a challenging task. Looking ahead and defining the right decarbonization plan for your business, while keeping market developments and operational and financial needs in mind, can be even more complex.

This is why Maritime Advisory by DNV has developed a framework for efficiently selecting decarbonization measures for a given vessel and organizing this into a plan – tailored to individual business requirements. With their deep expertise in the maritime and decarbonization domains, proactive research and technology solutions, our Maritime Advisory team is here to help you find the right solution for your needs.

Decarbonization Plan - your optimal and compliant pathway

The Decarbonization Plan enables you to map out your compliance strategy and thereby helps you to realize your decarbonization targets in the most efficient way. It sets you up to stay ahead of the curve and get insights how to achieve compliance along the CII trajectory with ease and at optimal business efficiency.

This long-term plans maps out the years ahead for optimal utilization of operational measures, smart timing of retrofits along with your docking schedule and all that for the life-time of your vessel but with the short-terms needs of SEEMP III Plans covered as well. 

Now is the time to think ahead and get your decarbonization plan prepared, to implement the right measures at the right time and thus to ensure compliance of your fleet in the most cost-effective manner.

Decarbonization Plan for vessels in service and newbuilds – key benefits

  • High-level insights and a ship-specific plan for long-term decarbonization of your vessels' operation
  • Ensuring CII compliance and other key regulatory and stakeholder requirements beyond a short-term scope
  • Cost-efficiency as a key driver to remain competitive in the market
  • Use of the best options from our Abatement Insights database with ship-specific alternatives

About the service

The Decarbonization Plan incorporates our insights into the drivers for decarbonization and our knowledge of decarbonization options, with the ultimate aim to assist shipowners and operators in developing cost-efficient and technically solvable decarbonization strategies and reduction plans.

While focusing on navigating the different abatement options to ensure compliance with the requirements of the IMO, the plan also supports the management of various needs of stakeholders such as the EU, banks, insurers and charterers. Thus, we make sure that the plan is not just in compliance with IMO’s requirements but is also aligned with the Poseidon Principles and the Sea Cargo Charter. Assessment of impact of the plan on EU ETS tax for vessels and fleet is also considered. 

The plans are made to enable compliance at minimal cost over the expected lifetime of the vessel to ensure competitiveness in the market.

Key considerations

  • Compliance status and benchmarking of the fleet
  • Best options for operational and technical improvement, and alternative fuels
  • Cost benefit of different measures
  • Operational pattern
  • High-level impact on EEXI or EEDI for newbuilds
  • Docking schedule of the individual vessel
  • Considerations regarding, fuel price, share (%) of fuel cost
  • Considerations regarding EU ETS and Fuel EU Maritime

Optimized plan development supported by data: Abatement Insights

The key to the Decarbonization Plan is our Abatements Insights database, which contains information about more than 50+ different energy-efficiency measures based on consolidated data and project experience. Considering both mature, proven technologies as well as several novel technologies that are currently in the research stage, the platform enables our experts to source information for the Decarbonization Plan going far beyond the standards to really match your needs.

Confident emissions management

With the long-term perspective being considered in the Decarbonization Plan, it does not just purely ensure compliance. The reduced emissions proposed will ease the impact of the EU ETS and, depending on your stakeholders, potentially put you in a more competitive spot – after all the impact of emissions performance reaches beyond regulatory compliance. 


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