This document has been submitted by the Clean Shipping Coalition, of which Seas At Risk is member, to the International Maritime Organisation, Marine environment protection committee, 71st session. The study uses the Estimated Index Value (EIV) to investigate trends in the design efficiency of ships built between 2009 and 2016 and the factors that are contributing to changes in these trends and the underlying EIVs. The study finds that while the average design efficiency of new ships has improved in recent years, efficiency improvements seem to have stalled in 2016, and that while a large share of ships that entered the fleet in 2016 had an EIV well above the reference line, there are ships of the same type and similar size with EIVs well below the reference line.

2017 04 28 IMO Estimated index values of ships 2009 2016