Dry bulk owners’ association Intercargo added its voice to the critics of the Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII), urging the International Maritime Organization to not use the measure as a short-term decarbonisation tool.

“There are significant flaws that need to be addressed in order to make CII fit for purpose,” Intercargo said in a statement on Wednesday, shortly before the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee starts discussions to update the organisation’s green shipping strategy next week.