CBH Joins Blue Visby Project

Credit: Peninsula’s bunker tanker Hercules Sky supplying a biofuel blend to a chemical tanker in Gibraltar. Peninsula

The CBH Group has joined a consortium of companies participating in the Blue Visby project, which supports research into practical solutions that help reduce the international shipping industry’s greenhouse gas emissions, says an article published on their website.

An optimal target

The consortium has been working on the Blue Visby Solution, an integrated, multilateral shipping scheduling and contractual system that notifies ships of the optimal date and time for arriving at their destination, eradicating the old “Sail Fast, Then Wait” approach to sailing.

The Blue Visby Solution aims to distribute the arrival times of groups of ships heading for the same destination, providing an optimal target arrival time for each ship while maintaining the scheduled arrival order. This is achieved by analysing several factors, including the weather, performance of each ship together and congestion at the destination. Crucially, the Blue Visby Solution provides the contractual architecture necessary, including a sharing mechanism for costs and benefits.

Greenhouse gas emission reductions

As vessel charterers, CBH is participating in the Blue Visby project by sharing vessel information to the neutral, independent Blue Visby Solution platform, which then communicates to the vessel their optimal arrival time, determined by an algorithm – without changing arrival order or time.

It is only by consortium members co-operating and sharing vessel information that productivity efficiencies and greenhouse gas emission reductions can be achieved.

Transport CO2 emissions

CBH Head of Chartering Pia van Wyngaard said that by maximising the efficiency of each vessel, CO2 emissions could be reduced by up to 5%.

“CBH is proud to be part of the Blue Visby project and being part of a global solution to reduce marine transport CO2 emissions,” Pia said.

“By providing vessel operators with an optimal arrival time, they can then adjust the vessel’s cruising speed and reduce fuel consumption by using the most efficient speed and route.

Customer emissions

“The CBH Group has a target of reducing our Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 50% by 2030, and for our site to customer emissions to be net zero by 2050.”

“Being part of the Blue Visby Consortium and reducing the emissions created by shipping our grain to customers is a great way to help achieve our targets and care for the communities and environment we operate in.”

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Source- CBH


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