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MARPOL Energy Efficiency: Verging on Legal Inefficiency?

  • Aref FakhryEmail author
  • Belma Bulut
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Part of the WMU Studies in Maritime Affairs book series (WMUSTUD, volume 6)

Abstract

This chapter discusses legal aspects pertaining to the vessel Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) and Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP), which have been mandated since January 1, 2013, as a result of amendments to Annex VI of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973, as modified by the Protocols of 1978 and 1997 thereto (MARPOL). It provides a historical recount of the development of MARPOL leading up to an analysis of EEDI and SEEMP, particularly as regards their apparent lack of enforceability. A further analysis is examing the arguable ineffectiveness of the rules in ultimately reaching the set goal of reducing air emissions from shipping. Finally, the standing of EEDI and SEEMP in ship chartering, building and sale transactions is examined against the backdrop of standard maritime law clauses. It is ultimately argued that the MARPOL requirements are likely to prove legally inefficient.

Keywords

Energy efficiency EEDI SEEMP Goal-based standards MARPOL Environmental law Shipping law Technology 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.World Maritime UniversityMalmöSweden
  2. 2.Maritime Law ExpertIstanbulTurkey

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