Utilizing RightShip’s GHG Rating, the screenshot map shows the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Rating of all vessels arriving in UK ports in 2014. This information can obviously be tailored by vessel type and by individual port, so clear baselines can be established and improvements demonstrated.
Positioned – quite literally – at the forefront of the effects of global warming and rising sea levels, ports are increasingly aware of the impact of CO2 emissions. Using a measurement tool such as RightShip’s GHG Emissions Rating provides visibility as to their efficiency and enables an evidence-based response to public pressure and customer demands, ensuring they are ahead of the game when regulation catches up with these market forces.
And the best thing of all? As part of their ‘giving back to industry’ policy, RightShip provides this service free of charge to ports.
Leading the way in safety and environmental sustainability, RightShip is the world's leading maritime risk management and environmental assessment organization. RightShip's comprehensive online system is accessed 24/7 through the company’s website, using up-to-the-minute data from over 76,000 ships and thousands of maritime companies to deliver instant, reliable marine risk and environmental sustainability assessments.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Warwick Norman, Chief Executive Officer, RightShip. Norman has been Chief Executive Officer of RightShip since its inception in 2001. Under his stewardship the company has become a global authority on maritime safety and environmental sustainability, helping shippers, terminals and ports, ship owners, managers and maritime finance organizations to minimize their maritime and environmental risk.
A third generation seafarer, Norman sailed from cadet to the rank of Master in ASP Ship Management’s tanker fleet. Prior to joining RightShip, he was the Marine Standards Manager at BHP Billiton where he was responsible for ensuring the company adhered to national and international standards for Quality Assurance, International Safety Management and Safety and Environmental Protection as well as salvage operations and insurance issues.