CHINA: NEW REGULATION ON DATA COLLECTION FOR ENERGY CONSUMPTION OF SHIPS (RDCECS)

January 18, 2019

From 1 January 2019 all ships must report their energy consumption data of their last voyage when entering and leaving Chinese ports.  RDCECS applies to all ships of and above 400 gross tonnages or powered by main propulsion machinery of 750 kW propulsion power when they enter and leave Chinese ports, regardless of their nationality.  Ships shall report their energy consumption data of their last voyage to the Chinese Maritime Safety Administration (MSA) when applying for a port departure report or port clearing formality. Please note that Chapter 3 of RDCECS is not applicable to foreign flagged ships.  Ships shall report the required data (per voyage, per month and per year) via the maritime information platform maintained by China MSA.

It is recommended that Members appoint their local agents to report the data, as the platform is workable in Chinese only.  Further information is available on the BIMCO website.

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