Clean Shipping Index

For clean air and healthy oceans

Independent and holistic labelling system

Clean Shipping Index is an independent and holistic labelling system of vessels' environmental performance; a practical tool for differentiating port- and fairway fees or choosing more sustainable shipping alternatives.

Our vision

Clean ships sailing in healthy seas.

How will we accomplish this?

By providing key players in the maritime supply chain with the information they need to make environmentally responsible decisions. This results in competitive economic advantages for environmental leaders in the shipping industry. It’s a win-win situation for both environment and business.

Clean Shipping Index offers shipping companies:

Reduced fairway dues by the Swedish Maritime Administration (SMA)

Reduced port fees by: Ports of Stockholm, Port of Gothenburg, Port of Vancouver, Port of Prince Rupert, Port of Gävle, Brofjorden, PetroPort, Port of Turku
Information about discounts and how to apply for them can be found in the FAQ.

Benefits with Clean Shipping Index

Joining Clean Shipping Index offers numerous advantages. No matter your role in the shipping industry.

The Swedish Maritime Administration has chosen Clean Shipping Index as a practical tool for differentiating fairway dues

  • Clean Shipping Index is a practical tool that can directly be used by any key player in the maritime supply chain.
  • The holistic approach to emissions, including more categories than only air emissions, ensures a high score can only be obtained when a vessel scores points in all possible emission categories.
  • Third-party verification is an important part of the methodology. A vessel certificate can only be obtained after a verification process of the self-assessed data, ensuring the credibility of scored points. Port- & fairway due rebates are only given when the data are verified. Shipowners can use the certificate to receive these rebates and to market their verified environmental performance.
  • Vessels are scored beyond legal compliance. As legal compliance sets a baseline, every point scored is a better performance than legal compliance demands.
  • Costs for verification of self-assessed data are low compared to the possible discounts on port- & fairway dues. Therefore obtaining a CSI certificate often directly pays off after the date of issue.
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Database access

  • As a database user you’ll access detailed information on the environmental performance of all registered vessels. A broad range of maritime stakeholders currently have access to the database with information on environmental performance of ships. Any company or organisation sharing our vision of "Clean ships sailing in healthy seas" can become user with full database access.
  • The user fee for Clean Shipping Index is €2,800 per year. In order to register as a user, please contact us.
  • Shipowners becoming users have the possibility to issue 10 CSI vessel certificates per year without the €500 admin fee. The CSI logo can be used as a performance label in marketing.
  • Please contact us if you have any other questions regarding the use access of Clean Shipping Index or read more in the "benefits" presentation under ¨download¨.
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Words from our users

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Captain Greta Hjelte Berndolf
Vetting Coordinator
Preem

The Clean Shipping Network, and the Index, gives Preem the opportunity to look ahead and beyond current emission regulations.

Why did Preem become a Clean Shipping Index user?

Preem has been working with safety focus in procurement for many years. It is important to make sure that the risks are kept to a minimum when transporting petroleum products on tankers – this is of course important to everyone in the business. We have been working with vetting (a type of procurement with specific demands and requirements on safety issues and risk assessment for vessels) for a long time. The questionnaires consist of many questions which gives us detailed information on the routines, certificates, equipment etc. that needs to be implemented and validated onboard the vessel to make sure it is handled in the best and safest way possible. In order to take this procurement assessment one step further we use the Clean Shipping Index database to get information about the environmental performance of the tankers. The Clean Shipping Index, gives Preem the opportunity to look ahead and beyond current emission regulations. It corresponds well with our Company’s vision “Preem leads the transition towards a sustainable society”. By being a part of developing the index, and subsequently requiring that tankers managed by us rate well in all categories, we aim to reduce the environmental impact from our transports.

Can you describe your environmental ambitions with regard to transport?

At Preem we have a double responsibility when it comes to environment – we need to make sure that products can be developed to satisfy the needs of the society, and at the same time make sure we do it in an environmentally and ethically sustainable way. At Preem we focus on partnerships to move towards a sustainable development. It can for instance be partnerships between companies, researchers, authorities and/or organizations as this will give us more expertise to reach our overall sustainability goals. A part of this strategy is to network with other Clean Shipping Index users – to work together with other ambitious companies which also push for a cleaner, healthier environment.

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Berit Hägerstrand-Åvall
Vice President Sea Services
Stora Enso Logistics

The CSI is a tool which helps us, as transport purchaser, to select high-performing shipping companies when it comes to environmental criteria.

How would you describe the Clean Shipping Index?

The CSI is a tool which helps us, as transport purchaser, to select high-performing shipping companies when it comes to environmental criteria. The CSI also assists when it comes to giving us input on measuring emissions. We can either look at the over-all environmental performance of a shipping line or the details of a specific vessel or benefit from the CSI’s ranking system entailing a holistic perspective where categories such as CO2, SOx and PM, NOx, chemicals and water and waste are included.

News

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  • Reminder: Annual updates 2021 not required
    The Covid-19 pandemic is strongly influencing worldwide activity, maritime traffic included. Changes in shipping operations will influence all vessel performances, causing non-representative performance figures.

  • CSI methodology & scoring updates
    Due to changes in international regulations and technology review CSI updates its methodology.

  • Summarized information on Clean Shipping Index verification exemptions following the pandemic
    Society and the maritime sector have been greatly influenced by the current pandemic sweeping over the world. As a result, ferry and shipping traffic have been reduced during 2020. For the shipping companies operating in Swedish waters there is a possibility to take part in the environmental incentive from the Swedish Maritime Administration (SMA), based on Clean Shipping Index (CSI).

Management & Contact

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Sara Sköld

Project Manager
CSI/IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute

Sara Sköld is a senior project manager at IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute since 5 years, working on sustainable development of the shipping sector. My work is focused on improving the environmental work in ports and harbors, environmental incentives for shipping and evaluating different strategies for decarbonisation of shipping. Sara is once again project manager for Clean Shipping Index, which she worked with during the years 2009-2015.

Technical committee

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Sabina Hoppe

Head of unit Environment and Sustainability
Swedish Maritime Administration

Head of unit Environment and Sustainability. Obtained a PhD from Stockholm University in applied environmental sciences 2016, focusing on ecotoxicology and geochemical modelling in water. Stayed on as a researcher at Stockholm University before moving to the County administrative board in Östergötland, working as a senior environmental specialist and project manager. In January 2020 she started working at the Swedish maritime administration, becoming head of unit for the new Environment and Sustainability unit.

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Erik Ytreberg

Senior Researcher & Associate Professor
Chalmers University of Technology

Obtained a PhD in applied environmental sciences in 2011 and is a Senior Researcher & Associate Professor at Chalmers, dept. of Mechanics and Maritime Sciences. His research focuses on assessing the environmental impact of shipping through the DPSIR concept (Driver-Pressure-State-Impact-Response), which determines both the pressure of different pollutants from shipping to the marine environment as well as the corresponding environmental state and impact on ecosystem services.

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Capt. Daniel Berndolf

Chairman
Clean Shipping Index

Master Mariner with 15 years of seagoing experience, whereof eight as Master on Chemical & CPP tankers in word wide trade. Started working at the shipping department at PREEM AB 2015, managing vetting, technical, safety and environmental issues, including final approval of tanker vessels involved in the carriage of PREEM products at sea. Technical Committee member since 2016.



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Per Wimby

Fuel Efficiency Project Leader
Stena

Project leader for fuel efficiency projects within Stena Sphere. Earlier, leader of several other projects within the Stena Sphere but also at MacGregor. Technical operations management and naval design is also part of his background.

Education:

Göteborgs University, Master of Business and Administration
Chalmers Tekniska Högskola, Master of Science in Naval architecture
Studies at Göteborgs University, Mathematics

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Dr. Erik Fridell

Senior Researcher & Professor
IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute

Obtained a PhD in physics in 1993, and is assistant director and team leader for the Emission and Transport group at IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute and Adjunct Professor in Maritime Environment at Chalmers University of Technology. He has long experience on research about emission to air from traffic including emission modelling and research on emission abatement strategies.

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