A Path Towards Zero Emission Maritime Shipping

A Path Towards Zero Emission Maritime Shipping

Bryan Comer, PhD, Senior Researcher, ICCT, Washington DC, USA

View in full: A Path Towards Zero Emission Maritime Shipping
Read the full article

In this paper, Senior Researcher Bryan Comer assesses the moves being made by the shipping industry to become more sustainable. 

Emissions from the international maritime shipping sector were not explicitly included in the 2015 Paris Agreement, leaving the United Nations’ International Maritime Organization (IMO) to develop its own climate strategy.

About this time last year, IMO member states adopted an initial greenhouse gas (GHG) strategy that aims to reduce GHG emissions from international shipping to at least 50% below 2008 levels by 2050, with a vision to completely eliminate them as soon as possible this century.

Eight months later, Maersk, the world’s largest container shipping company, announced its intention to achieve ‘net’ zero emissions by 2050 – holding open the possibility for using biofuels (which may not be emission-free during their lifecycle), but clarifying that they will get to ‘net zero’ without buying carbon offsets, which have a poor track record of delivering real-world reductions.

As governments and industry set a course for decarbonization, how do we get there?


  Delivering Performance      Dangerous and Hazardous Materials, Environment, Health & Safety, Supply Chain

I already have a Free Member Account

   Remember Me

Lost password?

Free Members Account Registration

Please register for a free members account to access all free content.
Once registered, you will not have to re-enter your details to download free papers.
Please note: You will receive an activation code via email. If you do not receive this email straight away, please check your spam folder.

I would like to:

 
 I consent to Port Technology International collecting and storing my data from this form.
By submitting your details, you are accepting these Terms & Conditions and agreeing to our Privacy and Cookies policies. You can opt out of these communications at any time.

Register for a Full Paid Members Account

Click here to choose from 3 membership packages and access over 1,700 technical papers.

Purchase a Premium Membership


Delivering Performance

PTI EDITION 84

As the automation trend continues to grow rapidly in the ports and terminals sector, key stakeholders are looking for ways to deliver performance. This edition, published ahead of the Container Terminal Automation Conference 2019, focuses on how terminals can achieve results.

 Download App  Download App