Australia-based digital maritime platform RightShip has announced a partnership with AD Ports Group to deploy “ground-breaking” technology, which will in turn reduce environmental shipping emissions.
This agreement is based on the provision of RightShip’s Maritime Emissions Portal (MEP), which will allow the Abu Dhabi Group to calculate its ship emissions within the port.
According to the AD Ports Group, technology investments are part of its expansion strategy to strengthen UAE GDP.
AD Ports Group executive director Othman Al Khouri said technology is central to ESG strategy: “We recognise the critical role of technology in reducing our facilities’ carbon footprint.
“By partnering with RightShip, we aim to leverage data-driven insights to identify areas with the highest potential for impact. Our comprehensive strategy addresses various aspects of our operations.”
The MEP tool uses an energy-based model to calculate emissions while also adhering to guidelines set out by UNEP and UNFCCC. The system features a combination of Automatic Identification System vessel movement data with RightShip’s “unique” vessel insights.
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Emissions are measured in four different operational modes at particular locations of interest, with the results being presented in a flexible digital interface.
Andrew Roberts, executive director of EMEA at RightShip, explained: “Our collaboration with AD Ports Group is truly thrilling, demonstrating a commitment to excellence in the maritime global industry. Our Maritime Emissions Portal is a critical and potent tool that can assist ports in developing effective decarbonisation strategies, thereby improving air quality in the local area.
“This partnership will support AD Ports Group with their emissions reduction strategy and significantly contribute to our mission of creating a zero-harm maritime industry.”
This partnership is the second RightShip expansion in weeks, after signing a deal with Brazil’s Porto de Santos, the largest port in South America, to implement its technology at the port.