To remind, implementing “Just-In-Time” ship operations means ships receive information in advance so they can time their arrival at the berth.
Now, the guide, developed by the Global Industry Alliance, supports low carbon shipping (Low Carbon GIA), based on research and discussion amongst its membership, and documents the findings of a series of industry roundtables which brought together nearly 50 companies and organizations who are key stakeholders in the port call process.
The concept of JIT Arrivals focuses on a ship maintaining an optimal operating speed, to arrive at the Pilot Boarding Place when the availability is assured of: 1. berth; 2. fairway; and 3. nautical services (pilots, tugs, linesmen).
The Guide is envisaged as a useful toolkit for many stakeholders including shipowners, ship operators, charterers, ship agents, shipbrokers, port authorities, terminals, nautical and vessel service providers. All these actors ultimately play a key role in implementing the necessary changes and facilitating the exchange of communication required to realize JIT Arrivals.
It is added that a prerequisite for JIT Arrival is the optimization of the port call. This will also increase competitiveness of the port, as there is an opportunity for optimal utilization of its assets. Considering that maritime trade is expected to grow, a port could improve its turnover due to better utilization of assets and better planning of resources.
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