Briefing: 21 June 2018

Training on developing port emissions inventories held in Morocco

GloMEEP’s series of national workshops on the “Prevention and control of shipping and port air emissions” continues with the latest workshop being held in Casablanca, Morocco (19-21 June). More than 20 participants have convened for training on how to quantify emissions in ports through the development of port emissions assessments (both ocean and land-based, including emissions from cargo handling equipment, trucks, rail etc.) and benefit from guidance on how to develop strategies for reducing emissions in port.

The event is being hosted by the Merchant Marine Directorate and the National Ports Agency (ANP), and held at ANP’s Port Training Institute. The workshop included a visit to the largest port crane simulator in the world, a 270-degree dome-based system that enables crane operators to learn how to safely and effectively operate heavy port equipment.