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    07.12.2022

    Critical window of opportunity for decarbonization policy at IMO

    On 22-23 September 2022, the Global Maritime Forum’s Annual Summit hosted more than 200 maritime leaders to explore ideas for action on shipping’s major long-term challenges and opportunities. As the IMO is revising their GHG strategy in 2023, one working group discussed how the maritime industry can help push for more ambitious policy action.

    “Polluter pays” principle measures such as a carbon tax, as well as a ban on new fossil-fueled vessels by 2035 were some of the possible policy measures participants mentioned. The participants of the working group stressed the importance of ensuring an equitable transition. Carbon levy revenues should be used to compensate negatively affected states as well as reinvested in green infrastructure.

    07.12.2022

    Efficiencies can unlock up to 25% emissions savings

    The Annual Summit 2022 in New York hosted more than 200 maritime leaders, exploring ideas for action on shipping’s major long-term challenges and opportunities. Participants in one working group explored short-term actions that the maritime industry can take to reduce emissions already today.

    The working group stressed that operational and technical efficiency are key to achieve GHG emission reduction goals. Optimizing speed on vessels could potentially save up to 25% of its fuel consumption. Participants concluded that these emissions savings would require cross-industry collaboration, increased trust and accountability between stakeholders.

    07.12.2022

    Serving the trade needs of a global society in times of crisis

    The title of this year’s Global Maritime Forum’s Annual Summit, 22-23 September in New York was inspired by recent global challenges. More than 200 maritime leaders explored how the maritime industry can brave the rough seas of the future.

    Participants from one working group discussed ensuring an essential supply of critical goods such as food and energy by keeping them exempt from sanction policies. Increased public-private collaboration was mentioned as a possible driver for ensuring more resilient supply chains in the future.

    07.12.2022

    Green Corridors: Moving from ambition to action

    The Global Maritime Forum’s Annual Summit 2022 took place in New York in September and gathered over 200 maritime leaders to explore ideas for action on shipping’s major long-term challenges and opportunities. One topic discussed by participants was the establishment of Green Shipping Corridors.

    Participants from one working group discussed finance, planning and infrastructure, rules and regulations and supporting first movers.

    07.12.2022

    Creating a tide of talent by improving overall human sustainability

    Taking place on 22-23 September 2022, the Global Maritime Forum’s Annual Summit gathered over 200 maritime leaders to explore ideas for action on shipping’s major long-term challenges and opportunities. Working in groups with their peers, one of the main topics participants discussed was the need to increase the overall human sustainability in the maritime industry. For the workforce of the future, purpose, flexibility, inclusivity and decent work conditions trump stability and financial rewards. Participants in this working group pointed out that increased accountability on human sustainability issues will make the maritime industry more attractive to the next generation of talent.

    01.12.2022

    Stephen Cotton, Secretary General, International Transport Workers’ Federation

    Dominik Englert, Economist, The World Bank

    Claus Hemmingsen, Chair, DFDS

    Bjørn Højgaard, Chief Executive Officer, Anglo-Eastern Univan Group

    Martin Humphreys, Lead Transport Economist, The World Bank

    Rasmus Bach Nielsen, Head of Fuel Decarbonisation, Trafigura

    Jeremy Nixon, Chief Executive Officer, ONE

    Alexander Saverys, Chief Executive Officer, CMB

    Masahiro Takahashi, Executive Officer, Technical Headquarters NYK Line

    Tristan Smith, Associate Professor, University College London, Director, UMAS

    Lau Blaxekjær, Senior Project Manager, Global Maritime Forum

    Ingrid Sidenvall Jegou, Project Director, Global Maritime Forum

    Shipping’s urgent need for Paris-aligned regulation

    This Insight Brief summarizes discussions from the GMF Annual Summit around the policy imperative to decarbonize shipping in line with the Paris Agreement’s 1.5 degree temperature goal, in the context of the momentum for policy action that has emerged over the past years.

    16.11.2022

    Camilo Velandia Perico, Consultant-Data analysis, UMAS

    Dr Tristan Smith, Reader in Energy and Shipping, University College London

    Dr Alison Shaw, Research Associate, University College London

    Dr Alan Roberts, Modelling Team Lead, UMAS

    Data-based analysis can now help countries identify Green Corridor Opportunities

    It has been almost a year since the launch of the Clydebank Declaration for Green Shipping Corridors at COP26. Since its launch, 24 states have signaled their ambition to support Green Corridors – routes where zero-emission shipping solutions are demonstrated and supported – with a series of high-profile industry-led initiatives springing up to match, showing the growing momentum behind the concept.

    10.11.2022

    A climate-smart, sustainable and resilient maritime sector

    Today at COP27 maritime industry leaders launched a joint statement highlighting the urgent need for coordination at all levels to not only reduce emissions, but also to make the maritime industry more resilient and equitable.

    10.11.2022

    Stephanie Juwana, Co-Founder and Director , International Engagement and Policy Reform, Indonesia Ocean Justice Initiative

    I Ketut Aria Pria Utama, Professor of ship hydrodynamics, Department of Naval Architecture, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember

    Connor Bingham, Project Manager, Global Maritime Forum

    Op-ed: Indonesia at the center of international shipping’s decarbonization journey

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