SAFE-T: Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is SAFE-T?

    SAFE-T is a user-friendly, web-based suite of tools that allow users to evaluate emissions and greenhouse gas reduction strategies for shipping. SAFE-T was built from a robust blend of literature analysis, evaluation of comparable tools, input from stakeholders, and comprehensive examination of key subject matters. SAFE-T is built on international standards and methodologies.

  2. What can I do with SAFE-T?

    The SAFE-T web-based suite includes Scope 1 carbon tracking alongside complementary tools for Scope 3 route and fuel comparison. SAFE-T allows the user to assess Scope 1 lifecycle emissions of their active vessel and/or fleet, as well as consider emissions reduction strategies to implement. It provides access to data and information that assist the user in decisions relevant to their fleet. Users may apply their findings towards strategies to meet or exceed the emissions regulations implemented by the IMO, EU, and/or signed climate treaties, green shipping routes, etc.

  3. What do you do with my data?

    Ensuring your privacy is of the utmost importance as you navigate the SAFE-T interface. All of the data and information provided or uploaded within the suite of tools and your profile are handled with security and confidentiality.

  4. Is SAFE-T only for shipping?

    Currently, the SAFE-T tools are focused on the emissions of ocean-going vessels, including but not strictly limited to cargo carrying vessels. The Carbon Tracker includes various ship types: articulated barge, bulk carrier, containership, general cargo, passenger, reefer, roll-on/roll-off, tanker, and tug/tow. The platform's versatility allows users to more accurately capture and profile their fleet when evaluating emissions and reduction strategies.

  5. How are fuel-based emissions calculated?

    Fuel-based emissions in the SAFE-T tools are based on the ISO 14083 and EN 16268 standards. These standards provide a framework for applying up-to-date emissions factors, reflecting the latest scientific and industry research. SAFE-T built its methodology under the mission to provide a credible and trustworthy suite of tools that allow users to track and report carbon emissions, benchmark their operations, and make informed decisions to reduce emissions of their maritime operations.

  6. How do interact with SAFE-T?

    Due to the data entry and interactive components of SAFE-T, the site is best viewed on a desktop or laptop computer. Users must be registered and signed in to enter fuel data, but all other areas of the site are open.

  7. How do I cite SAFE-T?

    Please cite this tool as

    EERA. Ship Alternative Fuel and Emissions Toolkit (SAFE-T). Date accessed [DATE].

SAFE-T: Ship Alternative Fuel and Emissions - Toolkit

Developed with funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation - Maritime Administration (MARAD) Maritime Environmental and Technical Assistance (META) Program.


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