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.
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.
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.
- 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¨.
Words from our users
Captain Greta Hjelte Berndolf
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.
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.
On-board verification requirement back in place
In 2020 Clean Shipping Index announced that, until further notice, the requirements for on-board verifications and office verifications were lifted due to social distancing procedures following the Covid-pandemic.
Environmental differentiation gives extra discount during 2023
Reduced costs for fairway dues – after a decision by the Swedish Government, shipowners will receive extra rebate on the fairway dues during 2023.
Changes in CSI’s Technical Committee and Project management
We welcome Olof Lindgren, Captain and Vetting Manager at Preem as new member in the Technical Committee. He replaces his colleague Daniel Berndolf. Erik Ytreberg, Senior Researcher and Associate Professor from Chalmers University of Technology has been appointed as new Chairman.
Management & Contact
Sustainability expert & Project manager
CSI/IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute
+46 (0) 107886812
Cecilia has over 10 years’ experience from sustainable development of the shipping and port sectors. Examples of projects are CSI implementation, permitting processes in ports, onshore power supply and other decarbonization projects, environmental certifications, sustainability training and communication. Cecilia is also supporting companies within automotive, aluminium and steel manufacturing sectors and authorities in sustainability management, climate projects and regulatory issues. Her role in Clean Shipping Index is Project Manager with responsibility for communication, networks and development of the index.
CSI/IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute
+46 (0) 107886624
Javad is an expert at IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute since 2020. He is working with sustainable transport and mobility at IVL. He is also a PhD student who focus on reducing CO2 emission from purchased transport services. He has worked earlier with energy efficiency projects and climate-oriented measures in industries and in transport sector as an engineer and as a project manager. He is involved in Clean Shipping Index since December 2022 with responsibility for administration, database and development of the index.
The Methodology and Reporting Guidlines have been developed with the contribution of the following Thecnical Committee members and researchers:
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.
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.
Swedish Shipowner’s Association/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.
Göteborgs University, Master of Business and Administration
Chalmers Tekniska Högskola, Master of Science in Naval architecture
Studies at Göteborgs University, Mathematics
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.
Ports of Stockholm
Charlotta Solerud has worked since 2015 as an environmental strategist at the Ports of Stockholm with responsibility for long-term strategy for their sustainability work. She has a degree in civil engineering and has for the past 20 years worked with various environmental issues, mainly with a focus on the environmental impact of transport.