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Brazil’s Port of Sudeste to deploy Rightship’s emission portal

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Port of Sudeste
RightShip is partnering with Brazil’s Port of Sudeste, in Itaguai, Rio de Janeiro, to utilise its Maritime Emissions Portal (MEP) for the first time in the Latin American region.

MEP is a digital solution that combines AIS vessel movement data with RightShip's vessel insights. Its primary objective is to calculate ships' emissions and identify areas of opportunity to reduce environmental impact.

The solution helps ports and terminals to effectively measure and manage their emissions, and support decarbonisation strategies that align with global, regional, and national targets.

Porto Sudeste, a joint venture between global investment company Mubadala and Trafigura, stared operations in 2015 and located in Itaguai, Rio de Janeiro, it is designed to load solid bulk iron ore and capable to handle up to 50 million tonnes per year.

Port of Sudeste has said it aims to reduce its scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions from operations by 50.4% by 2033 compared to the base year 2021. With scope 3 emissions representing one of the main challenges for the ports and terminals sector in reaching net zero, the addition of MEP provides Porto Sudeste with a tool to monitor and reduce scope 3 emissions as part of its broader decarbonisation strategy.

 “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,” explained Ulisses Oliveira, Sustainability Director at the Port of Sudeste.

“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,” said Anthony Teo, Head of the Americas Region, Vice President at RightShip. 

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.