The Ship Emissions Toolkit and Port Emissions Toolkit seek to support countries who wish to develop and strengthen national policy and regulatory frameworks related to the prevention of air pollution and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from ships. They have been developed under the IMO-executed Global Maritime Energy Efficiency Partnerships (GloMEEP) Project, in collaboration with the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) and the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH). UMAS was the lead author of two of the ship emissions guides: the ‘Rapid Assessment of Ship Emissions in the National Context’ as well as the ‘Development of a National Ship Emissions Reduction Strategy’.

Both the Ship and Port Emissions Toolkits provide practical guidance on assessing emissions so that a national emission reduction strategy for the maritime sector can be devised. They have been developed through extensive testing and feedback from practical use of the toolkit guides during national and regional training activities held in the 10 lead pilot countries participating in the GloMEEP project.

Isabelle Rojon, Consultant at UMAS, “We’re delighted to have helped the IMO develop the Ship Emissions Toolkit. Its release is timely considering the IMO is in the process of developing policy measures to reduce emissions from shipping, which may include National Action Plans, and we hope it will support countries wishing to take action at the national level. We believe such actions have the potential to mobilise stakeholders and resources, can support the achievement of the IMO’s emission reduction targets and complement policy measures agreed on at the international level.”

The guides are available free to download from the GloMEEP website.