Calculating emissions for ports


As the maritime industry moves slowly but decisively towards sustainability, ports and terminals occupy a uniquely influential position. They certainly face significant challenges, of course, how to decarbonise operations while enhancing operational efficiency and competitiveness, which is no small task. But they also have the opportunity to be a catalyst for broader change in the maritime industry, influencing shipping partners through targeted collaborations and initiatives like incentive schemes for visiting ships.

To calculate Scope 3 emissions, ports require tools that can reliably track emissions and air quality from ships, while other solutions are available, tools like RightShip’s Maritime Emissions Portal is one such solution.

A first-of-its-kind digital solution, MEP harnesses the world’s largest and most comprehensive maritime vessel database to calculate vessel-based emissions and air quality in their port and surrounding area. With an intuitive and user-friendly design, the portal uses AIS location data and innovative heatmap technology and interactive dashboards to give ports and terminals unparalleled insights into emissions and air quality.

MEP's major advantages

Benchmark your current performance and track progress over time

MEP allows ports to benchmark their emissions and air quality performance and track this overtime. Benchmarking provides valuable insights into areas that need improvement, setting a baseline against which ports and terminals can measure progress. This helps ports and terminals set and achieve short-, medium-, and long-term environmental goals, aligning their operations with local and global sustainability standards.

Unmatched datasets

The power of MEP lies in data. RightShip’s vast, detailed, and rigorously updated database on maritime vessels is widely regarded as unmatched in the maritime sector. Combined with industry-leading insights on key sustainability metrics like GHG emissions, this makes for a powerful tool that ports and terminals can use to make informed decisions and develop effective strategies.

Improve air quality in your local community

Vessel emissions account for between 50%-80% of emissions in ports – by far the single biggest contributor. This impacts a port’s Scope 3 emissions, and, of course, it impacts the air quality and wellbeing of nearby communities. MEP allows ports to calculate up to 16 key air emissions within specified areas, so they can take proactive measures to address problem areas, and build trust with local communities.

MEP is fully customisable for your port’s needs

MEP can be customised to the needs of individual ports, monitoring and analysing the GHG emissions and criteria pollutants that are most relevant to their unique circumstances. Coupled with a dynamic and interactive user experience, this ensures that ports and terminals can develop effective strategies to measure and manage emissions – strategies that work for them, not a one-size-fits-all.

Harness MEP to make a real difference

RightShip’s Maritime Emissions Portal is a powerful tool to help ports and terminals on their decarbonisation and sustainability journeys. It enables users to take a more holistic view of emissions in their ports and surrounding areas, and gives them the insights they need to lead the way. Crucially, it also gives them the opportunity to influence other maritime stakeholders to reduce emissions and create a cleaner, greener, more responsible industry.

For Ports and Terminals:

Break down the detail of the emissions

Search by emissions type, operation type, vessel type, and area of interest to get a clearer picture of emissions and air quality. 

Track your progress over time

Track your progress against net zero targets with short-term and long-term forecasting.  

See emissions data with pinpoint accuracy

MEP combines AIS data with RightShip’s unique vessel insights to calculate a vessel’s emissions at a specific time in a specific location.  

Local community impact

Showcase your efforts to minimize the environmental impact of maritime operations. 

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