Malaysia Pledges Shipping Master Plan


Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai, Transport Minister for Malaysia has announced that the Malaysian government is set to complete its draft for a shipping master plan, which aims to identify issues and make recommendations on the criticality of the shipping industry, according to Splash247.

PTI previously reported that China has announced its shipping vision for the year 2020, with a focus on sharpening technology and innovation within the sector.

Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said: “The master plan would elaborate and recommend appropriate strategies and measures to revitalise the shipping industry in particular and the supporting industry in general and it would change the entire spectrum of Malaysian shipping and propel the shipping industry to greater heights.”

A number of individual shipping lines have outlined their plan-of-action for future shipping, with environmental concerns being a common theme.

K-Line has pledged to focus on its environmental management vision for global conservation, and Maersk Line is looking to lower its environmental impact by 60% per container by the year 2020.

Ports are also acting quickly to lower their environmental footprints. The Port of Long Beach is a prime example in its aim to be the greenest port in the world under its ‘Green Port Policy’.

Portsmouth Port in the UK has recently installed solar panels in a bid to decrease carbon emissions at its port.

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