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Reducing Emissions from Goods Movement via Maritime Transportation in North America

Technical Guidance on Updating the Mexican National Ship Emissions Inventory and Collecting Ships Emissions Data from the United States and Canada

June 1, 2018 34 pages Green Growth Pollutants

This guidance document provides a framework for Mexico’s environment ministry, the Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (Semarnat), to develop marine vessel (ship) emissions inventories based on local data that accurately represent all domestic and international marine vessel traffic occurring in Mexico’s territorial waters. The methodology recommended in this document quantifies fuel usage and emissions, and accounts for improvements in fuel efficiency and reduced ship emissions through the use of low sulfur fuels, add-on controls, and operational changes such as slow steaming.

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