MOL announced its participation in the “Blue Visby Consortium”, which aims to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from vessels by developing a digital technology-based platform “Blue Visby Solution” to optimize vessels’ arrival times at their destinations.
ed by NAPA and Stephenson Harwood, the consortium comprises over 15 organizations from industry, government, academia, and NGOs, NPOs, including Nippon Kaiji Kyokai, Lloyd’s, Marubeni Corporation.
The “Blue Visby Solution” aims to optimize and distribute arrival times of groups of vessels heading for the same destination port. The optimal target arrival time is provided for each vessel while maintaining the scheduled arrival order, by analyzing the performance of each vessel, conditions such as congestion at the destination, and weather conditions. T
he consortium also aims to reduce CO2 emissions by recommending the optimum sailing speed of each vessel for maximum efficiency.
Upon verification, enforced in the Prove of Concept process, the consortium expects an average 15% GHG emissions reduction. Hence such an innovative approach has great potential to contribute to MOL’s efforts to reduce GHG emissions and boost operational efficiency.