Emissions from ships sailing the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway in 2019

GHG emissions

April 20, 2022 at 9 am EDT

Understanding ship activity and emissions is important when crafting strategies to reduce the environmental impacts of the maritime shipping sector. ICCT recently released a new, wide-ranging inventory of emissions and fuel consumption for ships operating in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway (GL-SLS) in 2019. In addition to CO2 emissions and fuel consumption, the inventory includes emissions of other air and climate pollutants such as methane (CH4), black carbon (BC), sulfur oxides (SOx), nitrogen oxides (NOx), particulate matter (PM10 and PM2.5), and more.

This webinar will provide an overview of key aspects of the research, including analysis by flag state, ship type, and operating phase. Additionally, the authors will explain findings regarding the regional distribution of emissions within the GL-SLS. This could support a variety of stakeholders as it is a baseline from which to understand the potential benefits of policies, action plans, and roadmaps that seek to improve the environmental performance of ships in the GL-SLS.

Presenter: Zhihang Meng
Moderator: Bryan Comer


Bryan Comer