Briefing: 10 May 2018

Port emissions workshop delivered in Jamaica

The latest workshop on the Prevention and control of shipping and port air emissions took place last week (1 to 3 May 2018) in Kingston, Jamaica. Kindly co-hosted by the Maritime Authority of Jamaica and Kingston Wharves Terminal Ltd., the workshop sought to train participants in how to conduct a port emissions assessment and develop emission reduction strategies accordingly. The workshop included a visit to the terminal itself, which helped to further consolidate understanding of the port operations and how they can potentially be improved to optimize energy efficiency.

Participants attend from across the port authority, terminals, academia, environmental agencies and the maritime authority, which resulted in interesting cross-sectoral dialogues and discussions on how air emissions could be reduced in and around the port areas of Jamaica.