China Merchants Energy Shipping (CMES), BHP and DNV have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate on the creation of a verified voyage data-sharing infrastructure, to support improved industry value chain greenhouse gas (GHG) management.
The MOU seeks to enable better cooperation between shipowner and charterer through improved voyage data collection, verification and sharing via DNV’s Veracity data platform, working alongside the partners’ own digital management systems.
CMES, BHP and DNV have started their first joint pilot project under the partnership, which focuses on the exchange and analysis of quality-assured data from selected ships and voyages. A first-ever Voyage GHG Verification Statement was issued by DNV as part of the pilot project, to establish a trusted common source of data truth for related parties.
The companies suggest that this verified data could be used in situations such as emissions reporting, carbon credit trading and regulatory compliance, among other uses.
“China Merchants Energy Shipping is a company that embraces digitalisation transformation and honours its duty to a decarbonised shipping community,” said Huang Mao Sheng, Vice President of CMES.
“We are thrilled to be pioneering cross value chain GHG management driven by digitalisation with leading industry partners such as BHP and DNV. To master the industry’s challenges of tomorrow all parties across the value chain must come together on a trusted basis and establish a common source of data truth.”