The Port of Bergen on Friday (26 June) formed a company (Environmental Port Index (EPI) AS) to further develop the Environmental Port Index (EPI) tool used to measure a vessel’s level of pollution when in port.
Behind the formation is Port of Bergen’s long-running ambition to put in place a system through which the environmental impact of cruise ships is recorded, it said.
In 2017, the port added it had already initiated the development of an impact assessment system and established a joint industry project with DNV GL and 10 other Norwegian cruise ports.
For the 2020 season, 16 ports have EPI in place and ready for use.
EPI provides useful information on emission from ships and the outcome is a new system for environmental reporting for cruise ships.
With EPI, vessels provide information on their visit when leaving port, and the ports receive up-to-date data on CO2, NOx and SO2 emissions, use of onshore power supply, use of waste gas treatment systems, and consumption of fuel.
This information is then used to calculate an EPI Score; a number indicating a ship’s operational efficiency and impact on the environment when in port.
The score can be used by each individual port to adjust dues and fees, and this is a strong incentive for shipping companies to reduce their emissions, explained the port authority.
Photo credit: Port of Bergen
Published: 30 June, 2020
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‘We will operate in the Singapore bunkering market from the Tokyo, with support from local staff at Sumitomo Corporation Singapore,’ source tells Manifold Times.
Changes include abolishing advance declaration of bunkers as dangerous cargo, reducing pilotage fees on vessels receiving bunkers, and a ‘whitelist’ system for bunker tankers.
Claim relates to deliveries of MGO to the vessels Pacific Diligence, Pacific Valkyrie, Pacific Defiance, Crest Alpha 1, and Pacific Warlock between March 2020 to April 2020.
3,490 mt of LSFO from Itochu Enex was lifted at Universal Terminal; the same bunker stem was bought by Global Marine Logistics and delivered by bunker tanker Juma to receiving vessel Kirana Nawa.
Representatives of Veritas Petroleum Services, Maersk, INTERTANKO, ElbOil Singapore, and SDE International provide insight from their respective fields of expertise on what lies ahead.