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NAMEPA and RightShip demonstrate commitment to sustainability

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From left to right_ INTERMEPA's new Vice Chairman, Mr_ Warwick Norman, Chairman, Mr_ George Tsavliris and INTERMEPA Secretary, Mr_ Dimitris C_ MitsatsosIn recognition of their strong commitment to sustainability North American Marine Environment Protection Association members have been awarded an automatic positive adjustment (+5 points) towards their vessels’ RightShip Environmental Rating.

“NAMEPA is one of only 8 organizations worldwide to secure this high standing in our system” says Warwick Norman, CEO of RightShip. “We believe it is important to acknowledge and reward those who have invested time and effort to operate above compliance, and who demonstrate dedication to environmental sustainability”.

RightShip’s Existing Vessel Design IndexTM (EVDITM) and GHG Emissions Rating enables charterers to select the most energy efficient vessel. This is achieved by estimating the theoretical amount of CO2 emitted per tonne nautical mile travelled, based on the ship design characteristics at the time of build. Unlike the IMO MEPC’s Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI), RightShip’s EVDITM can be applied to existing ships and allows relative comparison of a ship’s CO2 emissions to vessels of a similar size and type.

Major charterers and shippers are taking a leadership position in sustainability, driving industry change through market-based solutions. As of June 2014, 22 charterers – or 23% of global non-containerized trade – factor energy efficiency into their decision making. This accounts for 1.8 billion tonnes of cargo, or 21, 500 annual vessel movements. A growing number of terminals recognize RightShip’s Environmental Rating and are now offering financial incentives to ship owners based on their environmental performance.

“We are delighted with this recognition from RightShip” says NAMEPA’s Co-founder and Executive Director, Carleen Lyden-Kluss. “This is a further reward for our members’ demonstrated individual commitment to preservation of the marine environment.” 

About NAMEPA

NAMEPA, the North American Marine Environment Protection Association is an independent, marine industry-led association which engages maritime businesses, government and the public to “Save our Seas” by promoting sound environmental practices. NAMEPA operates as a nongovernmental organization committed to preserving the marine environment through educating seafarers, port communities and students about the need and strategies for protecting this important global resource.

For more information visit http://www.namepa.net/

About RightShip
RightShip is the world’s leading third party ship vetting agency, supporting over 3000 users in 243 organizations worldwide with expert vetting support and advice, vessel inspections and secure hosting of client systems.
RightShip’s comprehensive online vetting system (SVIS) is accessed 24/7 through www.rightship.com and analyses more than 50 risk factors, using up-to-the-minute data from over 75, 000 ships and thousands of maritime companies. SVIS delivers instant, reliable assessments of nominated vessels using customized criteria, and tracks vessel or fleet performance.

RightShip used its 11 years of experience in the development of online risk rating algorithms in the maritime sector to develop the Existing Vessel Design Index (EVDI™). The EVDI™ enables customers to include the growing importance of carbon emissions in their vessel selection process.

For more information visit www.rightship.com

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