Signol, a software company using behavioural science to cut fuel consumption, operating costs and emissions, has concluded its five-month pilot project with Young Brothers, the freight handling company that transports all ocean cargo between the Hawaiian Islands.
'A large amount of surprise has been shown in reaction to the significant 12% reduction in fuel consumption that Signol’s trial produced with ship management company Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement Deutschland (BSMD). As a seafarer, I didn’t share this surprise.' Our Head of Maritime, Harriet Johnson, discusses the importance of seafarers in reducing carbon at sea.
Global shipping contributes to 3% of all Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. In 2018, the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) presented its GHG strategy amid mounting pressures following the Paris agreement. The goal of the IMO is to see a 40% decrease in the carbon intensity of international shipping by the year 2030 and a 70% decline by 2050. Read more and find out how optimising operations by tackling human behaviour on board can support this mission.
We have partnered with Clarksons, the world’s leading provider of integrated shipping services, as part of its new carbon platform to immediately reduce emissions in the maritime industry.
As part of a research and development project, Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) has for the first time investigated the influence of the behavioural change of individual seafarers on carbon emissions on selected ships managed by BSM Deutschland (BSMD). Using clean-tech start-up Signol’s app, which is based on behavioural science best practice, remarkable reductions in bunker fuel consumption were detected on single ships.
What is the real impact of noise pollution in ports? Is there anything we can do about it? Many attempts to tackle port noise to date have involved the construction or improvement of physical infrastructure, such as walls and ramps. However, port noise could be more easily mitigated at the source—by using best practices for running engines on ships and vehicles.