The Environmental Port Index, or the EPI, is a sophisticated but simple to use reporting tool, designed to help ship owners and port operators to chart a course for positive change.
By aligning the operational and environmental benefits of following best practice sustainability at port, the EPI empowers ships and ports to ensure a better future for their individual businesses, as well as our shared industry, societies, and planet.
Global shipping is already the most carbon efficient form of transport available today, but there is still significant potential to reduce our industry’s environmental impact.
While many ships already have sustainability solutions in place, they are yet to harness their full potential. By reporting into the EPI portal, operational insights can be gathered to help ships achieve even greater sustainability in the future. For example, EPI reports have shown that the average cruise ship could cut its CO2 emissions by 20%.
By identifying how each ship contributes to pollution at port, the EPI empowers port operators, local authorities, and ship owners to optimise their operations and implement sustainable changes that will have a positive impact on a local and global level.
And by establishing the EPI at every port around the world, together we can make it easier than ever for ships to operate efficiently and responsibly - using simple, standardised reporting, wherever they call.
The Environmental Port Index is founded upon a sophisticated calculation for the environmental impact of ships, which has been developed in collaboration with DNV GL and numerous shipping industry experts.
A unique reporting tool was then built around the calculation, with the aim of empowering ship owners and port operators to increase their operational efficiency while reducing their impact on the environment.
Overall, the EPI reporting tool includes four core elements; the EPI Baseline, the EPI Portal, the EPI Score, and the EPI Reporting.