Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2013
Policy Type:Regulatory Instruments>Codes and standards>Vehicle fuel-economy and emissions standards
Policy Target:Transport
Agency:Transport Canada

Canada has enacted national regulations to implement new energy efficiency requirements negotiated under Annex VI of the International Maritime Organization’s Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships.

The regulations require all vessels of 400 gross tonnage and above to have a Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan on board, stating how each vessel will increase energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Additionally, under the regulations, new vessels of 400 gross tonnage and above must meet Energy Efficiency Design Index requirements that will increase energy efficiency by 30% by 2025. The Energy Efficiency Design Index requirements do not apply to domestic vessels voyaging only in Canadian waters, as it was found that applying the international standards to these vessels, which are smaller and use shorter routes, could result in increased emissions.

Last modified: Mon, 07 Mar 2016 17:06:19 CET