The International Maritime Organization (IMO)-led GloMEEP project has delivered a training course in China last week to help maritime administrations and classification societies play their part in an ambitious scheme to collect fuel consumption data from ships.
The data collected will provide vital information to support IMO’s global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from international shipping.
From 1 January 2019 ships of 5,000 gross tonnage and above will have to collect consumption data for each type of fuel oil they use. These ships account for approximately 85% of CO2 emissions from international shipping.
The data collected will be kept in a database hosted by IMO and will provide a firm basis on which future decisions on additional energy-efficiency measures, over and above those already adopted by IMO, can be made.
The GloMEEP training course, the first of its kind, was held in Hangzhou. Some 25 participants learned how to develop a ship fuel oil consumption data collection plan, verify the data collected and how to report data to IMO. The workshop was hosted by the China Maritime Safety Administration.
GloMEEP is a joint GEF-UNDP-IMO project, run by IMO, supporting the uptake and implementation of energy-efficiency measures for shipping, thereby reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
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