Briefing: 29 June 2018

IMO holds Roundtable on Just-in-Time Operation of Ships

When arriving at a destination port, ships can remain anchored for many hours or days until getting a berth. During this time, fuel is still being used – which can have a significant impact on port air quality. Could Just-In-Time (JIT) ship operation be part of the solution to reducing ship emissions?

This is the question being discussed at an IMO-led roundtable meeting of the Global Industry Alliance to Support Low Carbon Shipping (GIA) and relevant industry stakeholders, at IMO Headquarters, London (29 June). Participants are considering JIT operation, which is not currently a common industry practise, and how it could be applied within various segments of the shipping industry – with a view to identifying potential solutions/activities that could support further uptake of the practise (photos).

The GIA is made up of leading shipowners and operators, classification societies, engine and technology builders and suppliers, big data providers, port and oil companies – tasked with identifying and developing innovative ways to to support an energy efficient and low carbon maritime transport system.

For more information on the GIA, click here.