Ship Emission Management System (SEMS) is one of Johor Port Authority’s (JPA) green initiative in monitoring the release of emission from every ship that operates within the limits of Pasir Gudang and Tanjung Pelepas. The system was developed in collaboration with Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). The management system development was conducted on 1 April to 31 December 2016, after the study on Ship Emissions Analysis study which was organised in Johor Port (JP) and Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP) in 2015. The main goal of implementing this system is to gather the total emission (CO2, NOX, SOX, PM10 & PM2.5) estimates which were released by all ships which operated within the port limit. This implementation is in line with JPA’s Green Port Policy and to conform to MARPOL Annex VI requirements on “Regulations for Prevention of Air Pollution from Ships”
In conjunction with this, a training session on the application of “Ship Emission Management System (SEMS)” was organised on 31 May 2017 at Johor Port Authority headquarters. A total of 60 participants from JPA, port operators, and shipping agents have attended the session. The key deliverable of this training is to offer the agents with knowledge in applying the system to obtain data from ship’s emission information.
The Ship Emission Management System (SEMS) implementation will take into effect on 1 July 2017 through Port Bill 47/2017 Notice dated 16 May 2017. Due to this, all ships entering and operating within Pasir Gudang and Tanjung Pelepas port limit are mandatorily required to provide information required by JPA, harbour pilots and shipping agents for the calculation of emission through this system.