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Emissions Monitoring

With our core values of ship safety, performance, and crew welfare and our truly innovative and disruptive technology, we’ve become the leaders in marine emissions monitoring systems to help you uphold your values – shipping with the environment and your crew in mind.

Emission Monitoring System

It’s no secret that industrial emissions, including emissions from the maritime industry, are currently a hot topic within the media and environmental community, and rightly so. With around 940 tonnes of C02 emitted annually due to maritime transport, efforts to monitor and minimize emissions have been taken seriously by governments and regulators alike.

Our technology helps keep your marine engines running as efficiently as possible. This is not only a win for the environment but also for you. With reduced emissions comes reduced fuel usage and waste. Saving the environment as well as your money.

Emissions Monitoring FAQs

Below are our customers’ most common questions about emissions. If you need to know more, please contact our friendly team.

Why is Emissions Monitoring Important for Ships?


The marine industry, especially shipping, plays a pivotal role in global trade and transportation. However, ships are also significant contributors to global emissions. Here’s why monitoring these emissions is crucial:

  1. Environmental Impact: Ships emit various pollutants, including sulfur oxides (SOx), nitrogen oxides (NOx), carbon dioxide (CO2), and particulate matter. These pollutants can harm marine ecosystems, contribute to acid rain, and exacerbate global warming. Monitoring allows for a better understanding of these emissions and their potential impacts.

  2. Regulatory Compliance: International bodies, such as the International Maritime Organization (IMO), have set stringent standards to limit ship emissions, especially with regulations like MARPOL Annex VI. Monitoring ensures that ships adhere to these standards, avoiding legal repercussions and potential fines.

  3. Operational Efficiency: Regular emissions monitoring can provide insights into a ship’s engine performance and fuel efficiency. By understanding their emission profiles, ship operators can make informed decisions about maintenance, fuel choice, and other operational aspects, leading to cost savings and optimized performance.

  4. Health Implications: Port cities and coastal regions often bear the brunt of ship emissions, leading to deteriorated air quality. Pollutants from ships can cause or exacerbate respiratory conditions, cardiovascular diseases, and other health issues among local populations. Monitoring helps in mitigating these risks.

  5. Reputation and Corporate Responsibility: As environmental concerns become central to global discourse, companies and industries are under scrutiny for their environmental footprints. Ships that monitor and manage their emissions are seen as more responsible, potentially leading to a better market reputation and increased customer trust.

  6. Innovation and Technological Advancements: The need for accurate emissions monitoring drives technological innovations in the marine industry. From advanced sensors to emission-reducing technologies, the focus on emissions propels the industry towards sustainable solutions.

Why choose Martek Marine for emissions monitoring?

We know all ships and vessels are different, so we design with flexibility in mind. We only want to provide the right technology for you and your ship’s needs. We also want to make sure you get more bang for your buck. That’s why we provide technology designed to your specific specifications to give you the most cost-effective solution for your emissions monitoring.

With over 120 CEMS systems installed – surpassing any other supplier – The numbers speak for themselves. We no doubt provide the best there is to offer in marine engine emissions monitoring. Don’t go for subpar when others out there are using top-notch technology by Martek. The best, use only the best – so why would you be any different?

What’s the legislation for emissions monitoring?

The legislation on marine emissions is ever-expanding to manage its negative effects on the environment. The most recent and significant being Regulations for the Prevention of Air Pollution from Ships – the IMO MARPOL Annex VI. The rules are fluid and ever-changing and so the industry’s response needs to be too.

At Martek we know this all too well, so we’ve made sure to engineer technology that keeps up.

We’re the company behind the world’s first Type Approved (LR) on-board NOx, CO2, SOx & engine efficiency monitoring system providing the simplest solution for compliance with Annex VI of MARPOL, ‘The NOx Technical Code’ and MEPC.103

We’ve also made it so ‘Keeping up’ with legislative changes isn’t a never-ending and ongoing cost and so we’ve ‘Future proofed’ our emissions technology. You’ll never have to purchase another emissions monitoring system again, even if the rules change.

Following the law isn’t an option but we’ve made it both easy and cost-effective to do so.

What are the benefits of emissions monitoring?

Without proper emission monitoring, you risk poor performance, resource wastage, and damage to the environment. But this isn’t all.

Noncompliance with Martine emission monitoring regulations comes with huge potential fines. Your aim is to make money, not lose it needlessly.

We know you’re both business savvy and environmentally aware and this is where these two concepts work hand in hand. When you choose to work with Martek Marine to fit out your vessel with the most up-to-date emissions technology, you save yourself from costly legal repercussions that will give you a bigger headache than purchasing our emissions monitoring systems ever could.

Latest Emissions Monitoring Articles

The Martek Marine blog contains the latest industry news, product information, helpful articles, and guides for emissions.

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