Maritime Emissions
Reduction Control System


As the first state of the art emissions reduction system at a port, this technology marks a shift towards addressing an industry that has long been neglected as a great contributor to global air pollution. Ships account for about half of the pollution produced around the world. In response, air quality agencies have been pushing to find a solution for about the past 15 years.

For about the past 10 years, in collaboration with the first engineering scientist behind this project, Ship & Shore Environmental has also contributed to the conversation, attempting to research and develop technology to address this long-standing issue. Today, they have come up with a shipping emissions control system  solution that was once out of reach. By 2023, ships will be required to adhere to specific emissions regulations, mandating ships to take drastic measures to mitigate emissions produced, which can be done through a maritime emissions reduction system.

Join our team as they manufacture the first MERCS in – house at our facility in Signal Hill, California, near the Port of Long Beach, a major port on the west coast.


The Maritime Emissions Reduction Control System is a dock-based system designed to capture and process exhaust emissions from the auxiliary engines and auxiliary boilers of ocean-going vessels and tankers. It is comprised of two major components: the Exhaust Capture System (ECS) and the Emissions Treatment System (ETS). The ETS is comprised of an Active Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF), Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) Technology, and a complete Continuous Emissions Monitoring (CEM) System.

What ports can the MERCS operate in?

The Maritime Emissions Reduction Control System operates in any port requiring the capture and processing of exhaust emissions from ocean-going vessels and tankers.

How does the MERCS work?

The MERCS is a dock-based system with easy portability that allows it to attach directly to any ship. A 100-foot tube extends to attach directly to the ship’s stack and is then able to reduce and control the emissions produced while the ship is parked at the specified port.

Where is the MERCS manufactured?

The MERCS is manufactured at Ship & Shore Environmental, Inc. in Signal Hill, California, as a maritime emissions control system manufacturer.

What is the timeline of production for the MERCS?

This is dependent on various factors. Please contact the Ship & Shore Environmental team at or by phone at (562) 997-0233 for more details.

Does the MERCS comply with air quality regulations for my location?

Ship & Shore Environmental (S&SE) engineers are up to date and trained to understand current regulations and are innovative about cost-effective environmental solutions. With the combination of hundreds of years of experience, the S&SE team can bring your port into compliance in your specific location.

MERCS- Reliable Emission Control Technology
Ship & Shore Technologies

Ship and Shore Technologies has your ideal air pollution abatement system, fully customizable to meet your specific needs. We pride ourselves on the knowledge that can only be achieved through years of experience. We are happy to team up with your company and its engineers to design and create a customized air pollution abatement an odor control system that is both affordable and effective.

We are dedicated to creating a cleaner, brighter, healthier world for everyone.

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