PortXchange and BigMile partner on port emissions calculation service

PortXchange has announced a partnership with BigMile, a supplier of software for calculating and analysing transport-related CO2 emissions, with the two firms to work together to provide services to increase transparency in shipping emissions in port areas.

The two companies’ digital tools will be combined to assist users in monitoring emissions from vessels, road, and rail transport, to help them quantify the impact of sustainability programmes.

“We are excited to partner up with BigMile – the leader in CO2 footprint standardisation – and to contribute our vast experience in the maritime industry to this collaboration,” said Sjoerd de Jager, Managing Director of PortXchange.

“With our flagship product called PortXchange Synchronizer, we offer a solution that allows vessels to optimise their sailing speed for just-in-time (JIT) arrival at the port. This reduces fuel consumption during the voyage and avoids unnecessary waiting time at anchorage, which leads to lower emissions in the port area.”

“Port authorities can play a significant role in facilitating JIT arrival by supporting data-sharing initiatives and offering incentive schemes such as JIT-induced port fee discounts. There are several examples of such schemes currently being trialled, including at the ports in Rotterdam, Los Angeles Long Beach, Singapore, and Esbjerg. Thanks to the insights provided by the combined digital service from BigMile and PortXchange, the effectiveness of these measures becomes transparent. These insights are critical to underpin the investment strategies for these measures.”

The service aims to help ports worldwide to map their current footprint so that they can then make targeted decisions to reduce emissions in and around the port. These measures can either be operational, such as optimising the sailing speed, or strategic in nature based on the multi-modal split of emissions, such as electrification and the construction of shore power systems.

BigMile and PortXchange are currently working on their first implementation of this digital service in the Port of Rotterdam, with the tools to be made available to other ports by the end of this year.

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