It is recommended that tender document explicitly address the requirements regarding efficiency of operations and related emissions.
The operator should express commitment and willingness through contracts designed to recognize documented emission reductions.
Vessel shoreside management, sailing officers and crew should be trained annually in operational emissions mitigation as they are instrumental in ensuring energy efficiency and reducing carbon emissions so as to promote culture of environmental accountability.
There should be a close collaboration between vessel owner and the charterer to reduce ‘hurry up and wait’ logistics.
Biofuel and other low-carbon fuels are a viable option in the transitional phase of reducing emissions from OSVs and should be implemented when practically possible or supply available, despite a premium.
Vessel owners should take a proactive role to reduce emissions, through continuous upgrading of their existing fleet with emissions-reducing technology in line with the All Steps Matter approach.
Decarbonisation is a collaborative effort and energy efficiency should always be a deciding factor for upgrades. Charterers can accelerate decarbonisation by supporting technical upgrades and investments either directly or indirectly through contractual terms.
All vessels should be equipped to connect to power from shore or from offshore charging stations when available. Vessel owner and charterer should work jointly to promote shore power infrastructure and use of shore power.
Vessel owners should move toward equipment upgrades to support automated vessel performance reporting and emissions data.
Performance data should be shared via a transparent third-party platform, ensuring credibility and ease of access.