In India e-BDNs are required as part of the fuel consumption tracking. The Indian government plans to require marine fuel suppliers to use electronic bunker delivery notes as part of efforts to track fuel consumption and emissions.
All registered and licensed bunker suppliers will be required to generate e-BDNs through the government’s Swacch Sagar Portal and issue them to receiving vessels, according to a draft circular posted on the website of India’s Directorate General of Shipping.
The rule will apply to bunker suppliersregistered and licensed in India.
When and if the circular is formally posted, the requirement will take effect immediately.
According to the regulator, the regulation is being imposed as part of fuel consumption tracking measures to comply with the International Maritime Organization‘s Carbon Intensity Indicator rules, which went into effect last year.