Method of Reduction of Port Area Emissions

Numerous and diverse measures and strategies are available to effectively reduce emissions and improve energy efficiency for ships in the port area. Although the direct control of ports/terminals on ships’ emissions is limited, they can have an impact on the reduction of ship emissions in the port area in a number of ways.

  • Ports/terminals can facilitate the just-in-time ship operations in ports that substantially reduces the ship’s port time, thus emissions.
  • Ports/terminals can directly or indirectly provide incentives for the ship owners to implement emission abatement measures on-board.
  • Ports/terminals can facilitate port area ship emissions reductions by providing certain infrastructure themselves, like OPS facilities (MariEMS 2017).