Working Paper

Port of Yangpu 2019 emissions inventory report using goPEIT model

The paper discusses the importance of conducting emissions inventories for ports due to their significant impact on air and climate pollutants. The paper introduces the goPEIT model, an online tool developed by the ICCT in collaboration with Transport Canada, designed to help ports worldwide calculate emissions from various sources within their boundaries. The study demonstrates the application of goPEIT by conducting a 2019 emissions inventory for the Port of Yangpu, offering insights into the environmental and climate impact of port activities.

The Port of Yangpu was chosen for this study because of its designation as a Hainan Free Trade Port in 2020 and its potential to become a pilot zero-emission port by 2050, aligning with stringent environmental policies and commitments in the region. The study presents data collected for three primary source groups: vessels, cargo handling equipment, and on-road vehicles. The analysis finds that these sources collectively emitted substantial amounts of sulfur dioxide (SOX), PM2.5, nitrogen oxide (NOX), and carbon dioxide (CO2) in 2019. Vessels were identified as the primary contributor to criteria air pollutants, particularly SOX and PM2.5, while on-road vehicles were the leading source of greenhouse gas emissions, notably CO2. The study also highlights the potential for emissions reduction through strategies such as implementing shore power for berthing vessels, electrifying cargo handling equipment, and incentivizing cleaner vessel arrivals, aligning with the goals of decarbonization and environmental protection.

GHG emissions
Emissions modeling