Just-In-Time arrivals could save 5% of container shipping emissions – report

Shipping decarbonisation startup PortXchange has published a new whitepaper examining the potential emissions impact of Just-In-Time (JIT) port arrivals, claiming that operating under such a structure could reduce global container shipping emissions by at least 5%, translating to approximately 17 million tonnes of CO2 emissions annually.

The research is based on field trials conducted by the company using its own Synchronizer technology, which advises carriers on how to optimise their speed during a voyage based on real-time berth availability.

Based on the data collected, the paper identifies ports where JIT port arrivals could stand to have the greatest impact, including Buenos Aires, Moin, Valencia, and Tanger Med.

Other case studies are included to demonstrate potential emissions savings missed, such as the example of a vessel travelling from Genoa to Valencia that could have saved approximately 15.85 tonnes of fuel by following JIT recommendations, with emissions equivalent to more than 50 tonnes of CO2.

“Our white paper is a call for collective action, extending an invitation to governments and regulatory bodies to recognise and leverage JIT technologies to fast-track global environmental goals,” said Abhishek Nair, Business Development Director of PortXchange.

“There is no excuse. The technology to achieve dramatic CO2 reductions in the maritime industry is at our fingertips.”

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