Step forward towards decarbonization

Shanghai, ship efficiency centre

by Port News Editorial Staff

China has set up an energy efficiency centre in Shanghai for its ships to help them comply with international emissions regulations.

China’s first body solely dedicated to managing shipping carbon emissions will assess the sector’s energy consumption while advising local companies on efficiency measures such as alternative fuels, according to a statement from the Shanghai Maritime Safety Administration, responsible for  overseeing the centre.

Shanghai Maritime Safety Administration, an organization set up by Shanghai Ministry of Transport, is to collect efficiency data and carry out inspections on all Chinese-flagged ships over 400 tonnes, which will then be put in a national database.

Translation by Giles Foster

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