IMO Ship-Port Interface Guide

IMO recently announced the release of the Ship-Port Interface Guide; Practical Measures to Reduce GHG Emissions. This document was developed by the IMO’s Global Industry Alliance to Support Low Carbon Shipping and the Norway GreenVoyage2050 Project. It is the hope that this guide will be a resource to port stakeholders including port authorities, terminals, and nautical service providers. It is just as important for the ship owning and operating community to review, understand, and integrate these guidelines as well.  

This guide focuses on eight practical measures which can support GHG emission reduction at the ship-port interface. These are to:

1.    Facilitate immobilization in ports 

2.    Facilitate hull and propeller cleaning in ports 

3.    Facilitate simultaneous operations (SIMOPS) in ports 

4.    Optimize port stay by pre-clearance 

5.    Improve planning of ships calling at multiple berths in one port 

6.    Improve ship/berth compatibility through improved Port Master Data

7.    Enable ship deadweight optimization through improved Port Master Data  

8.    Optimize speed between ports  

A copy of the document can be found below:

Published by MKD PV50

Margaret Kaigh Doyle has spent three decades working in the maritime and energy sectors. Doyle served four terms as an appointed member of the US Coast Guard Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee (CTAC), most recently chairing its LNG Fuels Subcommittee. In 2014, Doyle was responsible for developing and delivering the first set of LNG Bunkering Courses in North America. In 2017, she worked as a member of the prep team for Eagle LNG Partners Talleyrand Bunkering Depot, designed and built specifically to fuel the Crowley Dual Fuel ConRo Vessels. Doyle has also participated on the U.S. Delegation to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) on LNG matters and serves as a value contributor to the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), SEALNG and the Society for Marine Gas as Fuel (SGMF). She is a graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and holds advanced degrees in engineering from The George Washington and Pennsylvania State Universities.

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