China Merchants Energy Shipping (CMES), BHP and DNV have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on industry value chain greenhouse gas (GHG) management.
The agreement seeks to enable close cooperation between ship owner and charterer with the aim of achieving further energy efficiencies and GHG savings through improved voyage data collection, verification and sharing via DNV’s Veracity data platform in collaboration with the industry partners’ digital management systems.
As the maritime industry is undergoing major transformations driven by carbon emissions reduction and digitalisation, the signatories started the pilot project to focus on the exchange and analysis of quality-assured data from selected ships and voyages.
As reported by the companies, the first-ever Voyage GHG Verification Statement was issued by DNV as part of the pilot project, with the goal of establishing a trusted common source of data truth for use in various current or potential future business scenarios.
“China Merchants Energy Shipping is a company that embraces digitalisation transformation and honours its duty to a decarbonised shipping community,” said Huang Mao Sheng, Vice President of CMES.
“We are thrilled to be pioneering cross value chain GHG management driven by digitalisation with leading industry partners such as BHP and DNV.
“To master the industry’s challenges of tomorrow all parties across the value chain must come together on a trusted basis and establish a common source of data truth.”
“Digitalisation is an enabler for decarbonisation, and collaboration is the true fuel of the future,” added Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, CEO Maritime at DNV.
“Therefore, we are delighted to be part of this industry-first project with major maritime players CMES and BHP, which aims to jointly drive the reduction of greenhouse gases in shipping and in the ecosystem at large.”
Research collaborations between DNV and SIT will focus on advancing zero-emission and autonomous ships; shore remote control and simulation centres; shore charging and future fuel bunkering infrastructure.