Collaborating Across Borders: Fast-Tracking Decarbonisation in Global Shipping

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At the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) held its second annual “Accelerating Decarbonization Conference.” More than 400 industry leaders, academics, and specialists came together to talk about the potential and difficulties that may be taken advantage of as the marine industry transitions to using low-carbon and carbon-free energy sources, as reported by Xinde Marine.

Maritime sector decarbonization

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) hosted an event where experts discussed the transition of the maritime sector to low and zero-carbon fuels. The Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) emphasized the urgency for decarbonization and reaffirmed the organization’s commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Four expert panels discussed issues related to the potential of green shipping corridors and net-zero fuel pathways to support emissions reduction in line with IMO’s goals and countries’ Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).

MaritimeSG LowCarbon50 Award Ceremony

For the second consecutive year, the conference also featured the MaritimeSG LowCarbon50 Award Ceremony, which was co-hosted by the Global Compact Network Singapore (GCNS) and the Singapore Shipping Association (SSA). As part of the Maritime Singapore Green Initiative’s Green Awareness Programme1, the MPA launched the award to recognise businesses’ efforts to reduce emissions.

Twenty companies took part in the second run of the Low Carbon Management workshop in 2022, and companies’ submissions for the award were evaluated by a panel comprising MPA, SSA and GCNS based on three main criteria of emission reduction, innovation and scalability.

A total of six awards were given out to:

(i) Executive Ship Management Pte Ltd,

(ii) Goodwood Ship Management Pte Ltd,

(iii) Hafnia Pools Pte Ltd,

(iv) Hong Lam Marine Pte Ltd,

(v) Ocean Network Express Singapore Pte Ltd, and

(iv) X-Press Feeders Pte Ltd.

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Source: Xinde Marine