Posted on November 13, 2023
One of the leading tech start-ups in the maritime industry for predictable and sustainable shipping is proud to announce its recent NAMEPA award win in the category of Environmental Innovation for its EmissionInsider product. Port Houston, one of the United States’ largest and most pivotal trade gateway, is the first port in the US to adopt the award-winning solution.
This commitment to environmental innovation has earned PortXchange recognition from the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA). Carleen Lyden Walker, CEO and Co-Founder of NAMEPA, highlighted, “NAMEPA’s judges chose PortXchange as the winner of the Marine Environment Protection Award in Environmental Innovation because of the technological and environmental benefits it offers to help ports maintain their active role while promoting healthier and cleaner environments through reducing their carbon footprints.” This recognition underscores PortXchange’s leadership in accelerating decarbonization efforts within the maritime industry.
Port Houston, known for its ambitious environmental goals and its commitment to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050, has chosen PortXchange’s award-winning solution, EmissionInsider, to advance its green initiatives.
EmissionInsider, a flexible and adaptable solution from PortXchange, streamlines the collection of emission data, ensuring compliance with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) methodologies. It empowers Port Houston to access real-time insights into emissions from vessels, enabling them to monitor, adapt, and potentially implement corrective actions on their path to decarbonization.
“The partnership with Port Houston marks a significant milestone for PortXchange,” said Sjoerd de Jager, CEO at PortXchange. “With the implementation of PortXchange EmissionInsider, we are delighted to support Port Houston in its goal to make the transition to a net-zero port.
“Looking ahead, we see immense potential in expanding EmissionInsider’s capabilities to calculate emissions from trucks and rail, paving the way for even more sustainable transport options. This partnership with PortXchange marks the beginning of an exciting chapter in our sustainability journey,” stated Trae Camble, Director of Environmental Affairs at Port Houston.
As the first US port to adopt PortXchange EmissionInsider, Port Houston sets a precedent for sustainable port management nationwide. The port’s forward-thinking approach positions it as a pioneer in the green transition, setting a high standard for other ports to follow.
In conclusion, Port Houston’s partnership with PortXchange and their award-winning innovation, EmissionInsider, not only signifies their commitment to environmental progress but also solidifies their leadership role in the maritime industry’s journey towards decarbonization.