MTCC-Caribbean Pilot Projects

1. Uptake of port energy efficient technologies and operations (Baseline analysis)

Pilot project 1 aims to capture the current baseline information on the use of ship energy efficient technology within the Caribbean region. Based on the collected data, it will promote the uptake of new technologies by determining the cost benefit analysis. The goal of the project is to provide decision makers with technical guidance on adopting energy efficient technologies based on sustainable performance.

Data collection for Pilot project 1 commenced on the 1st June, 2017 following an MSD issued shipping notice to shipping agents operating within Trinidad and Tobago to submit data via the use of MTCC-Caribbean’s data collection form. This was followed by data collection from The Bahamas, Belize, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Suriname commencing in the first quarter of 2018.

Data on the current use of ship energy efficient technology onboard ships, within the Caribbean region is being collected and collated. MTCC-Caribbean has received information from 900+ vessels since the launch of the Data Collection form on the 1st June, 2017. The cost benefit analysis on the use of energy efficient technology is on-going. The information on the existing reporting mechanisms within the region is also being collected and collated with the view to integrating MTCC-Caribbean’s data collection form to increase stakeholder participation within the respective countries.

MTCC to be filled out on-board vessels


2. Fuel consumption automated data collection and reporting

Pilot project 2 aims to establish a fuel consumption data collection system for the region. This will provide the baseline of fuel consumption for ships trading in the Caribbean region for different operating and load conditions. It will also aid the regional flag states in the development of reporting lines as required by IMO regulations which are expected to enter into force in 2018. Data collection for Pilot project 2 also commenced on June, 1st 2017.

Through the same Data Collection Form used to collect data for Pilot Project 1, fuel consumption data for ships trading in the Caribbean region for different operating and load conditions is being analyzed. The initial modification of the data form took into consideration the feedback from the representatives at the First Regional Workshop and subsequent modifications were done based on discussions with regional maritime administrations from the National workshops and the RSC.

Following the establishment of EE focal points within 14 respective territories, MTCC-Caribbean was able to determine the current reporting systems of clearance for incoming ships. This allows MTCC-Caribbean to monitor the total number of vessels calling at the various ports. In addition to the implementation and reporting of data collection, a KPI for each administration was developed. MTCC-Caribbean uses this KPI to measure the impact of the project in the region.

View the MTCC-Caribbean Pilot Projects website

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