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DNV verifies Signal Ocean platform's vessel emission estimates

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The algorithm underpinning Signal Ocean's estimates of vessel carbon dioxide emissions has been verified as meeting IMO guidelines by the independent classification society, DNV.

The calculation considers all aspects of any voyage, as well as any route deviations already taken by any given available vessel. Other factors including the vessel’s size, age, speed, loading conditions, shipyard, use of scrubbers and the type of fuel used are also considered and represented in the algorithm's output. The service is used by many in the industry, including tanker, dry bulk and LPG shipowners and traders to support their chartering decisions. Users can view historical estimates back to 2018 for all tankers above 25 000 DWT, dry cargo vessels above 20 000 DWT and all LPG vessels.

DNV has now issued a formal letter of professional opinion that recognises the validity and robust nature of Signal Ocean's emissions estimates.

Following a detailed review, Dr George Dimopoulos, Principal Specialist and Head of DNV Maritime’s R&D and Advisory Unit, said: “After the review, our qualified professional opinion is that the subject vessel emissions algorithm of Signal Ocean meets the required standards detailed in MARPOL’s carbon intensity calculation guidelines. DNV invests substantially in research, development, and innovation to provide value to our customers and the society at large. We will continue to actively support initiatives and developments that advance digital smart solutions to tackle decarbonisation of the maritime industry.”

David Watts, VP of Business Development and Partnerships at Signal Ocean, added: “The maritime industry is working hard to improve its emission performance. The provision of robust and consistent estimates for a vessel's emissions performance is a crucial step in providing greater transparency and allowing market participants to make more informed decisions. Coverage will be expanded to include smaller wet and dry vessels later this year with container ships estimates being added after that. The service allows users to compare a vessel's or fleet's performance against the IMO's Carbon Intensity Indicator, Poseidon Principles and Sea Cargo Charter targets. We will continue to invest in this area and respond to new measures as they are introduced by the IMO.”

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