Strengthening Malaysia's capacity tocontribute to a global transformation of the shipping industry towards a low carbon future

Time 
01/24/2017 - 15:00-01/24/2017 - 17:00
Room 
Sasakawa Auditorium

Authors

Yasmin Mohd Hasni
(Marine Department Malaysia)
Fairoz Mohd Rozali
(Marine Department Malaysia)
Mohammad Hisham Ali
(Marine Department Malaysia)

Theme

Regulatory Framework (Part A)

Chairperson 
Edmund Hughes
Speaker(s): 
Yasmin Mohd Hasni

Chapter 4 Regulations of MARPOL Annex VI on energy efficiency for Ships can play an important role in addressing green house gas emissions in Malaysia. It was projected that Malaysia's share of the global tonnage in percentage is 0.58% which is equivalent to 667,000 tonnes/year of reduced CO2 by year 2020. However, successful implementations of these measures require effort of domesticating national regulations and strategizing an action plan towards a low carbon future. Therefore, this study was conducted to understand the emissions patterns in Malaysia inclusive of domestic and international waters plus vessels transitting Malacca Straits. Such understanding would assist policy maker in deducing a comprehensive green policy on shipping. This is imperative considering the strategic location of Malaysia at Malacca Straits which is known as the main route for shipping trade between Far East and Gulf. Importantly this project is also targeting domestic shipping fleet (Malaysia vessels above 400GT) with the application of SEEMP which has further considered local elements in Malaysia. This national project is placing a target to reduce 74,111 tonnes/year CO2e by 2020 - emission from domestic shipping; based on scenario assumptions used for greenhouse gas emission reduction estimations under the global GloMEEP project.