NAPIER has become the first NZ port to sign up for RightShip’s innovative RightPort risk technology, which aims to enhance maritime safety and sustainability.

Melbourne-founded RightShip, which describes itself as the world’s leading environmental, social and governance (ESG) focused digital maritime platform, characterises RightPort as a transformative digital solution that screens inbound vessels against risk-based criteria tailored to a port’s requirements.

It enables ports and terminals to streamline their pre-arrival processes, reduce administrative workload, and improve communication with vessels. RightPort also connects users to a global network of ports, allowing them to access feedback reports and vessel insights from other ports and terminals.

Napier Port chief executive Todd Dawson said the port company was delighted to partner with RightShip and leverage their expertise and experience in maritime risk management.

“RightPort will help us to further improve our operational efficiency, safety standards, and environmental performance. It will also support our vision to be a long-term partner for our customers and our community, by providing a reliable, resilient, and sustainable port service.”

Andy Symonds, Head of APAC at RightShip, said: “We are excited to welcome Napier Port as the first port in the region to adopt RightPort. This partnership demonstrates Napier’s commitment to enhancing maritime safety and sustainability, and aligns with RightShip’s mission to create a safer and greener maritime industry. We look forward to working with Napier Port and supporting them with our data-driven solutions and global network.”