Platts to launch carbon-accounted container assessments on 10 European routes on March 1

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Platts, part of S&P Global Commodity Insights, will launch daily carbon-accounted container freight assessments on five key routes in Europe, effective March 1, to provide further transparency into this developing market.

The new assessments will reflect the additional cost required to offset 100% of the CO2 emissions created through the combustion and exhaust of a ship's marine fuel through the EU's Emissions Trading System (ETS).

Platts first proposed launching these assessments in a subscriber note published Jan. 11: https://www.spglobal.com/commodityinsights/en/our-methodology/subscriber-notes/011123-platts-proposes-to-launch-carbon-accounted-container-freight-assessments-on-10-routes

The assessments will add to the suite of daily carbon accounted tanker freight assessments Platts has been publishing since H2 2022.

Platts has also been publishing freight carbon intensity values and freight carbon intensity premiums since October 2021, which measure the impact of greenhouse gas emissions to transport various crude grades from production storage terminals to typical refinery locations around the world.

The new carbon-accounted container freight assessments will be published in dollars/FEU.

The new assessments are:

The EU's legislative bodies reached a preliminary agreement at the end of 2022 agreeing on including shipping in its Emission Trading System (EU ETS).

Subject to final adaption, ships above 5000 GT will have to acquire and surrender emission allowances for their CO2 emissions from 2024.

According to the latest proposal, 100% of emissions on voyages and port calls made within the EU/EEA and 50% of emissions on voyages into or out of the EU/EEA will be subject to EU ETS.

The vessel speed and bunker fuel consumption used in the calculations of the new carbon-accounted freight assessments were arrived at by extensive market survey and reflect market practice.

The calculations will use the daily EU Emission Allowance Nearest-December price (EADLP00) as published by Platts.

The tank-to-wake carbon emissions based on the fuel consumption will be calculated using the carbon conversion factors published in Annex 1 of Regulation (EU) 2015/757 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the monitoring, reporting and verification of carbon dioxide emissions from maritime transport.

These carbon conversion factors, which have been published by Platts since Aug. 1, 2022, are:

Assessment Name Value Daily Code

Carbon Conversion Factor 0.5% VLSFO 3.151 t-CO2/t-fuel ASFOA00

Carbon Conversion Factor 0.1% MGO 3.206 t-CO2/t-fuel AMGOA00

Platts will publish the values defined in the relevant European legislation and will reflect any updates accordingly.

The new assessments will be published in Platts Dry Freight Wire; on Platts Shipping Alert (SHP) page 0520 and Platts Bunker Add-on (PBG), 3960; as well as in the Platts price database under the codes above.

Please send any further comments or questions to shipping@spglobal.com and pricegroup@spglobal.com.

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