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Panama Canal launches Emissions Calculator

Panama Canal launches Emissions Calculator Panama Canal

The Panama Canal has launched an Emissions Calculator, a tool to allow shipping companies to accurately assess their carbon emissions, which will also rank transiting vessels by the extent to which they have reduced carbon emissions by using the Canal versus alternate routes.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}“The Panama Canal has always been committed to reducing its carbon footprint and impact on the environment,” said Panama Canal administrator, Jorge Quijano.

“This new tool allows us to bring that same commitment to our customers, giving them the information needed to make a more informed and environmentally conscious decision when planning their routes.”

The Emissions Calculator will work by leveraging technology already aboard ships to capture an array of data, including vessel type, size, capacity, speed, fuel consumption and route. This will be used to calculate the GHG (greenhouse gases) they emit, including the total emissions saved by choosing the Panama Canal over other routes.

The data will be centralised in the Canal’s CO2 Emissions Reduction Ranking platform, which ranks customers by those with the fewest emissions each month. The Panama Canal says it hopes to incentivise customers to demonstrate their environmental awareness and adopt sustainable itineraries.{/mprestriction}

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