February 8, 2023

New portal launched to support implementation of Just in Time arrival concept


A new “one-stop-shop” portal which aims to support the implementation of the Just in Time (JIT) arrivals concept has been launched.

The free-to-access portal was developed by the Global Industry Alliance to Support Low Carbon Shipping (Low Carbon GIA) and is hosted on the IMO-Norway GreenVoyage2050 project website.

It provides both port and shipping sectors with an overview of the JIT arrivals concept, including the main benefits, and general steps which can be taken towards its implementation in addition to key resources developed both by the Low Carbon GIA and other international organizations, such as the International Task Force on Port Call Optimization (ITPCO). The JIT portal can be accessed here.

Capt. Andreas van der Wurff, Port Optimisation Manager at A.P. Moller-Maersk and Chair of the Low Carbon GIA Ship-Port Interface workstream, says: “Just in Time (JIT) arrival allows ships to optimize speed during their voyage to arrive in port when berth, fairway and nautical services are available. This makes JIT an important tool for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from ships. After many years of work conducted by the Low Carbon GIA in this field, we are proud to launch this portal which centralizes all resources and tools alongside information around the benefits and how to implement the concept created to support anyone in the industry in adopting JIT.”

The Low Carbon GIA has been actively exploring the concept of JIT arrival through various research projects and several industry stakeholder roundtables under the Ship-Port Interface Workstream for many years. To-date, several resources have been developed by the Low Carbon GIA that focus on the JIT concept, including the “Just in Time Arrival Guide”, the “Just In Time Arrival – Emissions reduction potential  in global container shipping” research study, and a short Just in Time animation video.

The portal will be regularly updated with new developments and available information and resources. In future, interviews with stakeholders from ports that have successfully implemented JIT will also be published on the portal where users can listen to their experiences and knowledge around the practical implementation of the concept.

The Low Carbon GIA is a public-private partnership that operates under the framework of the IMO-Norway GreenVoyage2050 Project. The aim of the Low Carbon GIA is to develop innovative solutions to address common barriers to decarbonizing the shipping sector.

For any ports interested in adopting JIT, the IMO-Norway GreenVoyage2050 project could offer further support, please contact greenvoyage2050@imo.org for more information.