IAPH Clean Marine Fuels work presented at IHMA Africa

The African Harbour Masters Committee Seminar took place last week in Tangiers under the aegis of the Moroccan Ministry of Equipment and Water and with Tanger Med Ville as host port, supported by the International Harbour Masters Association (IHMA).  IAPH’s chair of the Clean Marine Fuels Working Group Peter Alkema from the Port of Amsterdam offered delegates a presentation on IAPH’s role in sustainable port development. He referred to the objectives to implement the UN Sustainable Development Goals in port governance and provided some concrete examples, including those available on the WPSP platform. He also referred to the Port Endeavor game which uses the database of projects by ports, applying the UN SDGs in practice. Peter then went into detail on CMF’s role, work and products and how ports can make use of the Working Group’s bunkering checklists, audit and terminal readiness tools, all available online. He mentioned that ships orderbooks now show that one third of tonnage on order has the capability to sail on an alternative fuel and latest Alphaliner analysis points towards a 40% figure for container newbuilds which will be built to run on dual fuel LNG or methanol.