A free portal to support the implementation of the Just in Time (JIT) arrivals concept has been launched by the Global Industry Alliance to Support Low Carbon Shipping (Low Carbon GIA), hosted on the IMO-Norway GreenVoyage2050 project website.
The system provides an overview of the JIT arrivals concept for both the port and shipping sectors, including the general steps which can be taken towards its implementation. Additional resources developed both by the Low Carbon GIA and other international organisations, such as the International Task Force on Port Call Optimization (ITPCO), are also available on the website.
“Just in Time (JIT) arrival allows ships to optimise speed during their voyage to arrive in port when berth, fairway and nautical services are available. This makes JIT an important tool for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from ships,” said Capt. Andreas van der Wurff, Port Optimisation Manager at A.P. Moller-Maersk and Chair of the Low Carbon GIA Ship-Port Interface workstream.
“After many years of work conducted by the Low Carbon GIA in this field, we are proud to launch this portal which centralises all resources and tools alongside information around the benefits and how to implement the concept created to support anyone in the industry in adopting JIT.”
The group has been exploring the concept of JIT arrival through various research projects and several industry stakeholder roundtables under the Ship-Port Interface workstream for a number of years, developing resources such as a ‘Just in Time Arrival Guide’ and a ‘Just In Time Arrival – Emissions reduction potential in global container shipping’ research study.
The organisation says that the portal will be regularly updated with new developments, information and resources. In the future, interviews with stakeholders from ports that have successfully adopted JIT will also be published so other stakeholders can learn from practical implementations of the concept.
The Low Carbon GIA is a public-private partnership that operates under the framework of the IMO-Norway GreenVoyage2050 Project.