Ports of Auckland has an ambitious goal to become a zero emissions port by 2040 and has recently completed the first step toward that goal by accurately measuring emissions and developing a plan to reduce them. For more information see the IDTechEx report on Electric and Hybrid Boats and Ships 2019-2029.
To achieve this Ports of Auckland partnered with Enviro-Mark Solutions and are using the Certified Emissions Measurement and Reduction Scheme (CEMARS) to measure and manage greenhouse gas emissions. This is the first port in New Zealand to become a CEMARS certified organisation.
Ports of Auckland have measured the direct and indirect emissions associated with their business and those of their subsidiaries (diesel and electricity usage, air travel etc). Ports of Auckland have not (yet) measured emissions produced by third parties over which they have no control, so for example the ships, trucks and trains which come to the port. These will be included at a later stage.
In the 2017 financial year Ports of Auckland generated 16,208.47 tonnes of CO2 equivalent (tCO2e). To reduce that total they have created an Emissions Management & Reduction Plan which sets out the projects and interim targets that will enable the delivery of the long term goal of a zero emissions port by 2040.
Ports of Auckland CEO Tony Gibson said "This is a big step for us. It is easy to set goals, but another thing to actually start delivering. We are now in a position to deliver. We know the scale of the challenge and we have a clear plan and achievable milestones to tackle it. This is the first initiative of many and we look forward to announcing more work in this area in the near future."
Source and top image: Ports of Auckland
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