Maersk and the Panama Canal Join Global Taskforce

 19 Mar 2019 11.23am

A.P. Moller – Maersk A/S, the world’s largest shipping carrier by market share, and the Panama Canal Authority (PCA) have joined the IMO-backed Global Industry Alliance to Support Low Carbon Shipping (GIA).

The addition of Maersk and the PCA mean the GIA now has 18 members, which include leading ship owners, operators, classification societies, engine and technology builders and suppliers, big data providers and ports.


Credit: IMO

Both new members signed up during the fifth meeting of the GIA taskforce at the IMO headquarters in London on 15 March, 2019.

A brand new Port Technology technical paper looked at port-centric logistics and the global supply chain 


Credit: IMO

The meeting also saw members discuss several on-going projects and key industry talking points, including Energy Efficiency Technologies and how to overcome barriers to Just-in-Time shipping operations.

It also looked at current and future research of alternative fuels in the maritime industry and what is stopping shippers adopting them ahead of the IMO’s upcoming 2020 rules on sulphur emission.

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