Ship-Port Interface Guide to support IMO GHG strategy
A new Ship-Port Interface Guide focusing on eight practical measures which can support GHG emission reduction at the ship-port interface has been released. Developed by the Global Industry Alliance to Support Low Carbon Shipping (Low Carbon GIA) under the IMO-Norway GreenVoyage2050 Project, the Guide aims to support the maritime industry in achieving IMO’s emission reduction goals and contribute to greener shipping. The eight practical measures presented in the Guide are: facilitate immobilisation in ports, facilitate hull and propeller cleaning in ports, facilitate simultaneous operations in ports, optimise port stay by pre-clearance, improve planning of ships calling at multiple berths in one port, improve ship/berth compatibility through improved Port Master Data, enable ship deadweight optimisation through improved Port Master Data and optimise speed between ports. The list of presented measures is non-exhaustive. The measures are a result of initial research and findings, and aim to raise awareness of potential ideas which the maritime community could explore further. Each measure presented in the Guide can be individually implemented or implemented collectively – which would maximise the emission reduction benefit. While particularly useful for stakeholders within the port community, the Guide is equally relevant for shipowners, operators, charterers, ship agents, shipbrokers, and other relevant stakeholders. These play a key role in implementing the necessary changes and facilitating the uptake of emission reduction measures in the ship-port interface. The guide can be downloaded from the IMO website.