All Aboard Alliance
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More than 100 representatives from the Getting to Zero Coalition convened this week in Copenhagen for the Coalition’s third working session which, after two long years of virtual events, took take place in person with the objective of concretizing the ambition of a full decarbonization of the maritime sector by 2050.
For the first time, some of the world’s largest energy, agriculture, mining, and commodity trading companies publish the climate alignment of their shipping activities and gain access to new data that will allow them to work with their business partners in driving carbon efficiency and reductions and align their chartering activities with climate action goals.
The June Crew Change Indicator continues to point to an encouraging global stabilization of the crew change situation. While challenges persist, these are not reflected as an increase in seafarers remaining onboard beyond contract expiry.
The new P4G-Getting to Zero Coalition report “Shipping’s energy transition: strategic opportunities in South Africa” explores the potential for South Africa to benefit from international maritime decarbonization. The report finds that South Africa, with its strong maritime connections and large renewable potential, has several promising business opportunities that could spur growth and a just transition, while accelerating decarbonization within and outside the maritime sector.
The members of the All Aboard Alliance are united by a collective ambition to make the maritime industry attractive and innovative for new generations of talent both on shore and at sea.
Zero-emission fuels and vessels must start being deployed at scale over the next decade to achieve full decarbonisation of the shipping sector by 2050. By strategic utilization of shipping emission revenues, EU’s ‘Fit for 55’ can trigger zero-emission shipping fuel investment and have EU lead the way towards zero-emission shipping by mid-Century.
The May Crew Change Indicator records a tiny increase in seafarers onboard vessels beyond their contract expiry since April but overall does not indicate that the fears of a re-escalation of the crew change crisis due to the war in Ukraine have been fulfilled.
Jan Dieleman is elected as new Chair of the Global Maritime Forum at its annual general meeting on 26 April 2022. Lynn Loo, Semiramis Paliou and Rajesh Unni join the Board of Directors. Peter Stokes steps down after five years at the helm, having been Chair of the Global Maritime Forum since its establishment in 2017.
A consortium, led by the Global Maritime Forum and consisting of BHP, Rio Tinto, Oldendorff Carriers and Star Bulk Carriers Corp., have today signed a letter of intent (LOI) to assess the development of an iron ore Green Corridor between Australia and East Asia.
The April Crew Change Indicator shows a slight decrease in numbers, the first since January 2022, suggesting that the impacts of omicron are slowly lessening and the Ukraine Crisis has not yet re-escalated the crew change crisis.