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RightShip debuts emissions portal aimed at port authorities

After winning a Google Impact Challenge Grant, third party vetting organisation RightShip has worked with the Pilbara Ports Authority to develop a pilot program that allows ports around the world to review their emissions profiles and develop appropriate management strategies. The new Maritime Emissions Portal (MEP), now available for commercial use, provides emissions inventory data to ports around the world.

Combining automatic identification system (AIS) movement data and RightShip’s vessel insight data, the MEP estimates ship-sourced emissions at specific ports and provides heatmap indications of hotspots and opportunities to reduce environmental impact.

Kris Fumberger, global sustainability manager at RightShip, commented: “There is a real opportunity for port operators, through use of the MEP, to more accurately understand the ship-based emissions profile within their port areas and to also understand the extent to which ship sourced emissions are contributing to total air shed emissions for the area.”

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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