Study on IMO New Requirement: Ship Fuel Oil Consumption Data Collection and Reporting
American Journal of Water Science and Engineering
Volume 6, Issue 1, March 2020, Pages: 50-59
Received: Jan. 23, 2020;
Accepted: Feb. 19, 2020;
Published: Mar. 24, 2020
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Wang Deling, Merchant Marine College, Shanghai Maritime University, Shanghai, China
Chen Yuli, Merchant Marine College, Shanghai Maritime University, Shanghai, China
Huang Changhai, Merchant Marine College, Shanghai Maritime University, Shanghai, China
Chen Liang, Merchant Marine College, Shanghai Maritime University, Shanghai, China
Wu Changyue, Merchant Marine College, Shanghai Maritime University, Shanghai, China
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The increase of heat in the Earth’s atmosphere caused by greenhouse gases emissions has changed the natural climate variability, resulting in the climate change. According to the Third IMO GHG Study 2014, international shipping has emitted 866 million tonnes of GHG per year on average between 2007 and 2012 which represented approximately 2.4% of global GHG emissions. In order to mandatorily implement the ship fuel consumption data collection and reporting scheme, IMO adopted amendments to MARPOL Annex VI on data collection system for fuel oil consumption of ships by the resolution MEPC.278 (70), in which a new "Regulation 22A-Collection and reporting of ship fuel oil consumption data” was added, requiring that each ship of 5,000 gross tonnage and above, from calendar year 2019, shall collect the fuel consumption data as specified and report to its flag state. In order to implement properly the new regulations, this paper, supported by “a pilot project of shipboard fuel consumption data collection”, systematically analyses the IMO requirements for ship fuel consumption data collections and data collection methods. And based on the shipboard real practices and experiences, the whole process of data collection is demonstrated, and precautions and suggestions for more accurate data collection are also provided, for the easy reference by parties concerned such as ship masters, ship owners, managers, maritime authorities, etc.
Greenhouse Gases, Climate Change, Ship Fuel Consumption, Data Collection, MARPOL Annex VI
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