Context and Overview:
Reduction of GHG emissions is one of the major focus areas for the shipping industry and the world at large. The targets for 2030 and 2050 have already been set at a global level. Emissions from ports form a major part of maritime related emissions in any country. The sources include ports vessels like tugs, ferries and dredgers, ocean going and coastal vessels touching ports, cargo handling equipment, movement of trucks, trailers, etc.
In order to reduce the emissions, they need to be measured which include acquiring past data and setting systems for effective measurement and analysis here on.
Smart Ports of the future will be digitized, integrated with the wider end-to-end supply chain, and pioneer new business models that will change the logistics landscape. Advanced analytics-based energy efficiency management is one of the must haves for Digital Solutions for Smart Major Ports in India. In addition, there is a need for implementing technologies in ports and vessels which will help us achieve the emission levels efficiently and effectively.
The session will examine the status of Ships Emission Assessment and Inventory Management in Indian Ports. The duration of port stay of vessels at berth/anchorage or within the port vicinity usually significantly longer than for roadside vehicles. The quality of marine fuel used for vessels is usually not comparable to the quality of fuels used in the road/rail sector and therefore, port areas may exhibit a high degree of air pollution. Especially, knowledge on the different air pollutions in different sea areas is needed.
This topic will explore the current globally implemented energy efficiency and emission models and how they are being used and what India will need to do differently to adapt the models for Indian ports. And, how these models may work differently or benefit both public and private ports.
How was the problem statement formulated?
The IMRC 2022 problem statements are the result of Stage I – Confluence of Ideas conducted from August 2021 to October 2021. The Confluence of ideas involved the following activities:
The result was: 7 SOLID TOPICAL PROBLEM STATEMENTS formulated by the IMRC committee which require our attention on a priority basis, target SDGs, and are from various areas across the maritime sector.
Invitation to PARTICIPATE:
As we embark on Stage 2 – Participation, we welcome you to browse through these carefully selected and formulated problem statements. These will be the focus of IMRC 2022. We invite you to participate by nominating yourself or your colleagues who would like to join us as we explore solutions to these problem statements. You can contribute in several ways:
Fill the form and join us as we start the quest for sustainable solutions for the problem statements. You can fill the form below or click here to access the form: https://forms.office.com/r/h6jQJR0S0f
Based on your response and overall responses received globally, the select committee will shortlist and finalize contributors for each session.