Hapag-Lloyd Cruises' Europa 2 Becomes First Cruise Ship to Receive EEDI Certification

Europa 2The Europa 2, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises' modern new-build, luxury cruise, has become the first cruise ship in the world to be awarded independent EEDI certification by Germanischer Lloyd as part of an official handover.

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"The Europa 2's independent certification shows that the CO2 emissions produced by Hapag-Lloyd Cruises' new ship are substantially lower than the average for the industry’s global fleet currently in service,” said Dr. Jörg Lampe from Systems Engineering and Risk Management at Germanischer Lloyd. “In fact, it emits 31 per cent less CO2 than other cruise ships of a similar size.”

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Hapag-Lloyd Cruises chose to have the Europa 2 assessed in line with the IMO's Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI). The EEDI will only become compulsory for new cruise ships commissioned after January 1, 2013. These will have to meet a minimum level of efficiency defined by the IMO.

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The EEDI is calculated using a set formula and indicates a vessel's CO2 emissions. It was developed by the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO) to establish a uniform global benchmark for the energy efficiency and environmental friendliness of ships.

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