BIMCO and ITPCO publish Just in Time arrival procedures for Bulkers and Tankers

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Shipping companies are adopting Just In Time (JIT) procedures to enhance energy efficiency and reduce emissions, in line with International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) guidelines. JIT allows ships to adjust speed for environmental benefits, but its implementation varies across sectors. In the liner sector, ships can freely adjust speed, whereas bulk shipping often requires ships to maximize speed due to contractual obligations. “Virtual Arrival” clauses and partnerships between owners, charterers, and terminals facilitate JIT by allowing adjustments in ship speed without affecting port schedules. Ports are introducing Waiting Areas and Port-passage Planning Areas (PPA) to support JIT, enabling ships to optimize speed while maintaining their scheduled port operations. This approach aims to reduce emissions, improve safety, and enhance supply chain visibility.

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