The international shipping industry needs to work more quickly towards global digital standardisation if it is to reduce its CO2 emissions. Speaking at the Singapore Maritime Technology Conference today (25 April 2018), Argyris Stasinakis, a partner with ship tracking intelligence company MarineTraffic, told the audience that more information exchange between shipowners, shippers, ports, equipment manufacturers and IT companies was needed to meet the ambitious CO2 emission reduction targets set by the International Maritime Organization (IMO).
“Reducing shipping’s environmental footprint isn’t just about fuel choice and vessel design. It’s about deploying our assets intelligently. This can only be done if the industry is able to build a common approach to data standards and be more prepared to share this data. If we are to unlock the potential contained in the vast quantities of official and validated crowd-sourced information generated by shipping, we need to take a more open approach,” said Argyris Stasinakis.
MarineTraffic is part of the IMO’s Global Industry Alliance, a public-private partnership working towards building a low carbon maritime transportation system.