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Desktop Just-In-Time trial Yields Positive Results in Cutting Emissions

Logistic News - Published on Thu, 18 Jul 2019

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"Just-In-Time" operations have the potential to cut the time ships spend idling outside ports and help reduce harmful emissions as well as save on fuel costs. This can be achieved by communicating in advance the relevant information to the ship about the requested time of arrival - allowing the ship to adjust to optimum speed. A desktop trial in Just-In-Time ship operations has yielded positive results, showing emissions can be cut considerably. The trial was conducted by members of the IMO-led Global Industry Alliance to Support Low Carbon Shipping, at the Port of Rotterdam.

Groepsfoto vertegenwoordigers van de haven van Rotterdam, Maersk, MSC, IMO en Inchcape Shipping.

Representatives from the Port of Rotterdam, Maersk, MSC, IMO and Inchcape Shipping.

Technical adviser Astrid Dispert said that "More validation is needed and ultimately a real-time Just-in-Time trial - which is what we are working towards. But the desktop exercise showed the potential and the clear benefit that early communication between ships, port authorities and terminals can bring as it allows speed optimisation during the voyage."

During the desktop exercise, a voyage between Bremerhaven and Rotterdam was simulated a couple of times. In the first business as usual scenario, the ship receives an update on when it is requested to arrive at the pilot boarding place at the first Calling In Point. The time that the ship is requested to arrive at the pilot boarding place is dependent on a number of variables, including the availability of the terminal as well as pilots and tugs. But the information is often only sent when the ship is already relatively close to port.

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Posted By : Ratan Singh on Thu, 18 Jul 2019
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