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The Australian Marine Environment Protection Agency's Port Emissions Portal has been selected as one of ten finalists in the 2016 Google Impact Challenge Australia.
Working with RightShip, AUSMEPA's Emissions Portal will utilise satellite tracking and a big data approach to measure air quality and changing air patterns throughout the port environs.
AUSMEPA could be one of four organisations to receive a $750,000 grant to assist in developing the portal.
The six additional finalists will recieve $250,000.
A judging panel will select three winners, and a fourth will be selected based on public voting, which is open from 4-25 October.
Click here to vote for AUSMEPA - it only takes seconds, and will help AUSMEPA create greater transparency of air emissions caused by shipping activity in ports.
The press release regarding the emissions portal can be found here.
The 2015 DNV GL review of RightShip's GHG Rating methodology concluded that there is an incentive for shipowners to verify vessel specifications. Over 10,000 ships have now had their vessel specifications updated in our system.
RightShip are once again proud sponsors of the 2016 GreenPort Congress (11-14 October). Sustainability Manager Kris Fumberger will be presenting on first mover advantages for port environmental programs. RightShip's EMEA Manager David Peel will also be in attendence, demonstrating the CO2 footprint from shipping emissions at individual ports.
RightShip are also the 'green' carbon offset sponsor for the World Ocean Council's 2016 Sustainable Ocean Summit (30 Nov - 02 Dec). CEO Warwick Norman will be participating in a panel discussing "Reducing CO2; affordable, scalable solutions for the maritime industry".
Ahead of COP21, twenty-six of the 35 charterers that include vessel efficiency in their supply chain selection have come forward to highlight their proactive measures on climate change. By using the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Rating to find the more efficient vessels, these industry leaders are using their influence to incite change in the maritime industry by rewarding ship owners that prioritise efficiency.
The 35 charterers that utilise the GHG Emissions Rating collectively undertake over 26,000 vessel movements and ship more than two billion dead weight tonne annually.
Following in the footsteps of early adopters Cargill, Huntsman and UNIPEC UK, the following have come forward to announce their use of the GHG Rating: Baere Maritime, BHP Billiton, Canpotex, Dubai Supply Authority, Greenergy, HESS, Hudson Shipping Lines, Incitec Pivot Limited, Ixom, Nidera, Noble Chartering, Olam, Olin - Blue Cube, Par Pacific - HIE, PTTEP, Refidomsa, Rio Tinto, Saudi Aramco Products Trading Company, Scorpio Group, Targa Resources, The Mosaic Company and Z Energy.
For more details the media release can be viewed here.
RightShip is committed to ensuring our GHG Emissions Rating reflects the latest outcomes from the IMO working groups, and aslo responds to industry feedback.
Following a recent review by DNV GL we are making some minor adjustments to our formula so it more accurately evaluates existing vessels as well as enabling us to apply it to additional vessel types.
Whilst these will not have a large impact overall, it may cause a slight adjustment so some vessel ratings.
These updates will take place over the next few weeks and will include
- changes to assumed fuel type for non-verified vessels
- aligning ship types for comparison of GHG Emissions Rating with recent updates, and
- updating the Phase 1 Reference Line comparison
As gold sponsors, RightShip's Warwick Norman (CEO) & David Peel (Manager Europe, Middle East & Africa) will be in attendance at the 2015 Greenport Congress.
Warwick will be presenting on port incentive programs that reward sustainability, and will be happy to provide port operators with an on-the-spot review of their port's greenhouse gas emissions over a defined period of time.
Following is an overview of RightShip's GHG Emissions Rating tool: