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Green Seas Ahead: Sustainable Shipping Solutions

In the present day, sustainability is an important and necessary consideration for all industries, especially in the shipping sector, which is the second largest emitter in the world accounting for close to 3% of the world’s emissions. A key strategy for mitigating the carbon footprint of this sector involves the adoption of sustainable shipping practices.

What is Sustainable Shipping?

Sustainable shipping integrates environmentally friendly practices into the shipping industry. Based on data obtained from climate watch (2023), the electricity & heat, and transportation sectors have the largest share of carbon emissions, therefore it is important for these industries to implement sustainability practices.

For effective sustainable shipping, there are several steps that players in the industry can take to reduce their emissions footprint, including;

  1. Slow Steaming: Slow steaming, or running vessels at slower rates, may cut pollution and fuel use by a material amount. Fuel usage per day may be reduced by 27% with a 12% drop in average speed at sea.

  2. Use Alternative Fuels: Reducing carbon emissions may be accomplished by using alternative fuels from renewable energy sources such as ammonia, green methanol and green hydrogen, as well as through fuels with lower emission footprints such as liquefied natural gas (LNG). A few bunker providers have already started offering green methanol fuel while Singapore Port has been testing ammonia bunkering solutions.

  3. Optimize Ship Design: You may increase energy efficiency and lower emissions per vessel by optimizing the design of the hull, the propellers, waste heat recovery, and the water friction by using low-friction coatings or bulbous extensions.

  4. Battery Storage: Developments in energy storage make it possible to decarbonize and maybe build ships that run entirely on electricity. For instance, shipping emissions have been reduced by 95% thanks to Norway's first all-electric ferry.

  5. Effective Port Operations: Precise Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) enables port crews to plan ahead, cutting down on berthing wait times and greenhouse gas emissions.

  6. Behavioral Changes: You may save emissions and increase energy efficiency by modifying ship operations through preventative maintenance programs like oil condition monitoring or purifier inspections.

The shipping industry can significantly lower its emissions footprint and help create a more environmentally friendly future by putting many of these policies into place immediately. However, continued collaboration, investment, and regulatory support are essential to accelerate the adoption of these solutions and ensure a more sustainable and environmentally-friendly shipping industry. With collective efforts, a greener and cleaner future for shipping is indeed on the horizon. That said, some of the most impactful initiatives such as ordering ships that are powered with alternative fuels are beyond the reach of small to midsize companies given the high uncertainty that exists around which fuels are most viable.

What initiatives can SMEs employ? Below, we provide an overview of two of Scorpa Pranedya’s green shipping initiatives that are appropriate for SMEs.

Green Service Through High Precision Of ETA

Efficiency and environmental stewardship stand at the helm of PT Scorpa Pranedya's ambition. As one of the reputable ship companies in Indonesia, PT Scorpa Pranedya employs Precise Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA). Our innovative solution empowers port crews to plan ahead, significantly reducing berthing wait times and ultimately reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

By having access to precise arrival time information, port crews can allocate resources more effectively, ensuring that berths are ready for vessels exactly when they arrive. Port crews can choreograph their operations highly efficiently. We believe every minute saved on berthing times translates to a ripple effect of benefits: fewer ships idling in the queue, reduced congestion, all resulting in significant decrease in greenhouse gas emissions. This dedication to reducing idle times aligns closely with the UN's Sustainable Development Goal (UN SGD) 13: taking urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

Moreover, unlocking the potential of precise ETA leverages the latest technology such as Artificial Intelligence for route optimization and other innovative logistics solutions. Reduced wait times at berths mean optimal use of port infrastructure and resources. It embodies the spirit of UN SDG 9 by building resilient infrastructure, promoting inclusive and sustainable industrialization, and fostering innovation. With every vessel arriving at the port right on time, we are reducing not only wait times but also our carbon footprints.

Scorpa Pranedya's IMO Compliance : Timely and Precise Submission of Exhaust Gas Emission Reports

At Scorpa Pranedya, we understand that the path to a sustainable future is paved with responsibility and action. Our unwavering commitment to punctuality and precision in the submission of exhaust gas emission reports goes beyond regulatory compliance; it is a testament to our dedication to environmental stewardship and transparency.

In alignment with the UN's Sustainable Development Goal 13, which calls for urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts, we meticulously track and report emissions. This not only contributes to a clearer global picture of maritime emissions but also supports the International Maritime Organization's regulations for reducing the maritime carbon footprint. With each timely report, Scorpa Pranedya upholds the standards set by the IMO, reinforcing the vital move towards cleaner oceans.

To ensure our ability to accomplish this. In order to facilitate the unification of fleet operations, Scorpa has recently implemented Eyegauge technology. This platform makes data sharing easier for enhancing safety, reducing emissions, complying with regulations, and also allowing us to see the real-time digital dashboard performance of our vessel.


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