01 Feb '18 INTERTANKO meets Marorka experts in fact-finding mission on CO2 reduction strategies
Tanker industry organisation INTERTANKO visited Marorka’s headquarters in Reykjavik, Iceland, this week as part of a fact-finding mission relating to INTERTANKO’s work on advising its members on CO2 reduction and performance management.
The tanker market is a key sector for Marorka, with many operators utilizing its systems to gain operational improvements they cannot otherwise attain. The visit and demonstrations were useful for the INTERTANKO team’s ongoing work in drawing up proposals for the International Maritime Organization relating to ambitious CO2 reduction targets from within the shipping sector.
INTERTANKO technical director Dragos Rauta said: “Shipping is facing a future with more regulations, and the tanker industry is already actively engaged in maintaining the highest environmental and safety standards.”
While shipping is engaged in a drive for fuel efficiency, it is facing a future where increased pressure from regulators and society will create additional incentives to further reduce onboard CO2 emissions.
Mr Rauta added: “The industry will need to use all the quality tools at its disposal to find the results expected of it. Our visit to Marorka is part of our fact-finding mission about how quality systems already in use by our members can be further used in the drive to meet the targets expected of us.”
“We are pleased to demonstrate the advanced capabilities of the Marorka solutions, particularly the real-time performance analysis services,” said Marorka Director of Sales Martin Penney. “We are continually striving to provide the most advanced, secure solutions and services that will support ship operators in meeting their efficiency and regulatory targets. The visit from INTERTANKO demonstrates how well our efforts are being seen in the shipping industry.”