According to WMN – A new guide has been published that aims to provide the port and maritime sectors with practical guidance on how to optimize or facilitate just-in-time arrivals at ports (JIT). The ‘Just in Time’ or ‘Just in Time’ Arrival Guide has been developed by the Global Industry Alliance (GIA) to support low-carbon shipping, based on research and discussion among its members, the Organization said. International Maritime (IMO).
‘Just in Time’ is a methodology aimed primarily at reducing times within the production system as well as response times from suppliers and to customers.
As explained, the guide documents the findings of a series of industry roundtables that brought together nearly 50 companies and organizations that are key stakeholders in the port call process.
Widely recognized as a means of increasing port efficiency and optimizing calls, the successful implementation of JIT Arrivals can have a significant environmental impact by reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by optimizing the speed of ships to arrive. just in time. The concept is based on the vessel maintaining an optimal operating speed to reach the pilot’s boarding point when the availability of: 1. berthing is ensured; 2. street; and 3. nautical services.
The JIT Arrivals concept is also said to contribute to reducing anchoring time and thus reducing congestion in the port area. Ships are estimated to spend up to 9 percent of their time waiting at the anchorage, which could be reduced by implementing JIT Arrivals.
The guide is said to provide “a holistic approach” to just-in-time arrivals, considering the contractual as well as operational aspects of its implementation. It is envisioned as a useful toolkit for many stakeholders, including ship owners, ship operators, charterers, ship agents, ship agents, port authorities, terminals, ship and nautical service providers. All of these actors ultimately play a key role in implementing the necessary changes and in facilitating the communication exchange necessary to make JIT arrivals.
Low Carbon GIA is a public-private partnership with the aim of identifying and developing innovative solutions to address common barriers to the adoption and implementation of energy efficiency technologies and operational measures.
The Low Carbon GIA was originally established under the GEF-UNDP-IMO Global Maritime Energy Efficiency Partnerships Project (GloMEEP Project), and since the conclusion of the GloMEEP Project in late 2019, the Low Carbon GIA Carbon has been operating under the framework of IMO-Norway’s GreenVoyage2050 Project.