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    Elena Talalasova , Senior Project Manager, Global Maritime Forum

    National and regional policy for international shipping decarbonisation

    In this insight brief, we argue that more countries can support international shipping’s transition to zero emissions, that the options for meaningful contributions by governments are plentiful, and that the policy pathway for each country is determined by a combination of the nation’s strengths, ambitions, and current and envisioned place in the global shipping ecosystem.


      Femke Spiegelenberg, Project Manager, Global Maritime Forum

      Tristan Smith, Associate Professor, UCL Energy Institute, Director, UMAS

      Ludovic Laffineur, Senior Policy Advisor on Shipping Decarbonisation, Global Maritime Forum

      Dr Alison Shaw, Research Fellow, UCL Energy Insitute, Policy Lead, UMAS

      Ingrid Sidenvall Jegou, Project Director, Decarbonisation, Global Maritime Forum

      Unravelling IMO policy measures towards a just and equitable energy transition

      With the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) Revised Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Strategy adopted in July 2023, this Brief dives deeper into the mid-term measures, including an economic and technical measure, which are currently under development to ensure delivering on the Strategy.


        Ludovic Laffineur, Senior Policy Advisor, Global Maritime Forum

        Femke Spiegelenberg, Project Coordinator, Global Maritime Forum

        Ingrid Sidenvall Jegou, Project Director, Global Maritime Forum

        Dr Tristan Smith, Associate Professor; Director, UCL Energy Institute; UMAS

        Dr Jean-Marc Bonello, Principle Consultant, UMAS

        The implications of the IMO Revised GHG Strategy for shipping

        In recent years, momentum towards zero-emission shipping has been building, with maritime leaders pioneering zero-emission technologies and calling for regulatory frameworks.


          Statement from the Future Maritime Leaders

          As members of the newly formed Future Maritime Leaders Network, we are deeply invested in improving the maritime industry for the workforce of tomorrow. To that end, we have identified three needs that we believe require the focused attention and action of today’s industry leaders.


            Vladimir Zorić, Fleet Personnel Officer, MOL Tankship Management

            Worldwide Crew Pool

            This year’s essay competition asked young people from across the globe to reflect on what an inclusive transition to a sustainable maritime industry means to them. Vladimir Zorić from Montenegrin proposes the Worldwide Crew Pool (WCP) to build a collaborative way of working amongst different companies and stakeholders through a centralised system that would manage Fleet Personnel processes of all shipping companies under a single umbrella, while minimising the impact from carbon emissions. This would happen through the establishment of crewing and training centers worldwide, which would particularly benefit developing countries, while at the same time aiming to decrease the usage of air travel.


            Saki Inoue, Student, Faculty of Oceanology, Kobe University

            Why you are the heart of the ecological revolution, not just a part of it

            This year’s essay competition asked young people from across the globe to reflect on what an inclusive transition to a sustainable maritime industry means to them. Japanese essay competition winner Saki Inoue argues for 3 main points which can support the sustainable revolution: seafarers as sustainability boosters, maritime education and training reform, and additional support for developing countries.


            Shareefa Jewan, Senior Business Consultant, Ernst & Young

            All hands on Deck: Fostering female inclusivity for a sustainable maritime industry

            This year’s essay competition asked young people from across the globe to reflect on what an inclusive transition to a sustainable maritime industry means to them. One of this year’s winners is Shareefa Jewan from Mauritiana. Her essay explores gender discrimination against females as a global challenge facing the maritime industry. Through personal reflections on the topic and backed by a thorough review of existing academic literature, the root causes behind this issue are dissected.


            Ida Tang Mikkelsen, Project Assistant, Global Maritime Forum

            Katrina Abhold, Senior Project Manager, Decarbonisation, Global Maritime Forum

            Connor Bingham, Project Manager, Global Maritime Forum

            Colombia’s Hydrogen Potential & Opportunities for Shipping

            Colombia stands to benefit from international shipping’s shift to scalable zero-emission fuels due to its low potential cost for producing green hydrogen, access to two oceans and ability to leverage renewable energy resources. Although projects focusing on green hydrogen are already emerging in the country, few of these relate to zero-carbon marine fuels, which puts Colombia at risk of missing out on a major growth opportunity.


              Elena Talalasova, Project Manager, Global Maritime Forum

              Jesse Fahnestock, Project Director, Decarbonisation , Global Maritime Forum

              National and regional policy for green shipping corridors

              The success of green shipping corridors hinges on focused, timely, and transformative policy action by national governments.


              Getting to Zero Coalition MEPC 80 Statement

              Last week, Member States of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) adopted the revised Greenhouse Gas Strategy. The Strategy is an important milestone for the industry as it builds confidence in the transition by clearly indicating that a shift to zero-emission fuels is required at scale, starting now.

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