The aim of the GMN project is to help beneficiary countries limit and reduce GHG emissions from their shipping sectors through technical assistance and capacity building. In this context, each MTCC undertakes two Pilot Projects, the first relates to low-carbon technologies and operations in maritime transport, and the second relates to fuel consumption data collection and reporting (DCR) systems from ships.
The purpose of the “uptake of ship energy efficient technologies and operations” Pilot Project is to demonstrate to stakeholders the feasibility of such initiatives to improve energy efficiency and also to showcase their applicability for future sustainable operations. In addition, the successful completion of these pilots will help develop and highlight the technical competency of the MTCCs. The focus of each Pilot Project on “uptake of ship energy efficient technologies and operations” varies between the different MTCCs, such as ship trim optimization (MTCC-Asia), energy audits in maritime ports and retrofitting vessels (MTCC-Pacific), maritime technology case studies (MTCCs Latin America and Caribbean).
The second category Pilot Project is on fuel consumption data collection and reporting in association with ship operators/owners and flag administrations. This voluntarily submitted baseline data will provide regional stakeholders with the opportunity to make informed decisions towards investment in energy efficient technology, emissions abatement and control methods. It should be noted that the data collected by MTCCs will not be submitted to IMO as part of the mandatory requirements. The approach to collecting data varies between the different MTCCs. For example, MTCC Caribbean uses e-reporting with web based applications, targeting a minimum of 50% traffic in the region. For MTCC Asia and Africa, the focus has been on the use of a real-time fuel data collection and communication system to collect data.
Excellent progress has been demonstrated in the implementation of the ten Pilot Projects. To give one example from the Pacific region, following the implementation of recommendations made by the GMN energy audit Pilot Project, the Solomon Islands Port Authority (SIPA) reported overall energy savings of 8% amounting to 15 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions reduction and consequently a total of AU$17,000 savings per month in 2018. This will heighten the impact of technology transfer, and in the long term MTCCs are perfectly positioned to support the IMO’s initial strategy on the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from ships.
All the Pilot Projects are scheduled for completion in 2018. The results will be shared via the GMN website from July.
MTCC-Africa Pilot Projects
1. Uptake of port energy efficient technologies and operations (Energy audit for Africa ports) Africa has experienced tremendous growth in the shipping industry in the recent past, mainly due to the rapid economic growth in the region. However, most African...Find out more
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...Find out more
MTCC-Latin America Pilot Projects
1. Uptake of port energy efficient technologies and operations (Barriers and Constraints Examination) The Pilot Project will utilize the existing international legislative initiatives on Ship Energy Efficient Technologies and Operations created under the umbrella of the IMO as a trigger...Find out more
MTCC-Pacific Pilot Projects
1. Uptake of port energy efficient technologies and operations (Energy Audit and Ship Retrofitting) The pilot-projects take into account the unique circumstances of Pacific Islands countries in terms of capacity to incorporate and implement international instruments and to progress energy...Find out more