The GloMEEP project, led by IMO, delivered a training course to help maritime administrations and classification societies in collecting fuel consumption data from ships. The training took place in China, on 14 of November.
Fuel consumption data from ships provide crucial information to support IMO’s efforts to reduce GHG emissions from international shipping.
Namely, 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 are responsible for about 85% of CO2 emissions from international shipping.
The data collected will be stored in a database and will provide a basis on which future decisions on energy-efficiency measures can be made.
The GloMEEP training course was held in Hangzhou. There, around 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.
GloMEEP is a joint GEF-UNDP-IMO project, led by IMO, supporting the uptake and implementation of energy-efficiency measures for shipping, in order to reduce GHG emissions.