RightShip, a digital maritime platform, has announced a partnership with the Brazilian Port of Sudeste, to start utilising RightShip’s Maritime Emissions Portal (MEP) for the first time in the Latin American region.
Rightship describes MEP as a unique digital solution that integrates AIS vessel movement data with vessel insights from the maritime platform. Its primary objective is to quantify ship emissions and identify areas to reduce environmental impact.
MEP provides critical support and access to unrivalled marine data. This enables ports and terminals to properly measure and control their emissions, therefore promoting decarbonisation programmes that are consistent with global, regional, and national objectives.
Port of Sudeste recently declared plans to reduce its Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions from operations by 50.4 per cent by 2033, compared to the base year 2021.
With Scope 3 emissions constituting one of the most significant obstacles for the ports and terminals industry in achieving net zero, the inclusion of MEP now gives Porto Sudeste a tool for monitoring and reducing Scope 3 emissions as part of its overall decarbonisation plan.
Ulisses Oliveira, Sustainability Director at the Port of Sudeste, said: “Our aim at the Port of Sudeste is to maintain the highest levels of sustainability and efficiency.
“By teaming up with RightShip, we can obtain precise data and valuable insights to measure vessel emissions in the port and create effective strategies to reduce our environmental footprint.”
Rightship noted that MEP employs an energy-based modelling approach based on UNEP and UNFCCC guidelines to calculate vessel-based emissions.
Emissions are calculated in four separate operational modes across defined points of interest specified by the Port of Sudeste, making this platform a genuinely tailor-made solution for every port.
Commenting on the partnership, Anthony Teo, Head of the Americas Region, Vice President at RightShip, stated: “We are thrilled to announce that the Port of Sudeste is set to become the first port in Latin America to utilise our Maritime Emissions Platform. This partnership results from our years-long collaboration and signifies the port’s unwavering commitment to sustainability and excellence.
“We are confident that our advanced tool will assist the Port of Sudeste in developing effective strategies for decarbonisation and improving local air quality. This marks a significant milestone in RightShip’s vision of promoting a zero harm maritime industry.”