To accelerate maritime decarbonization efforts, the Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI) and the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping (the Center) have signed a Knowledge Partner Agreement.
Under the partnership, both organizations will share their respective knowledge and best practices to enable a transition towards sustainable zero carbon shipping. The pair aim to do so by fostering pathways to zero emissions by utilizing alternative fuels, improving vessel efficiency and considering maritime sustainability implications beyond CO2. Additionally, the SSI and the Center will work collaboratively to develop standards for the lifecycle analysis of alternative fuels.
The SSI works to bring together like-minded organizations across the maritime sector to advance environmental, social and socioeconomic sustainability within the shipping industry.
“We are on the same mission, and we can increase our common impact through collaboration,” said Bo Cerup-Simonsen, CEO, Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping. “The SSI has a proven track record in driving change through cross-sectoral collaboration, and by combining our strengths, knowledge and determination to accelerate the transition, we can be even more effective in driving real change in the maritime industry.”
“Decarbonizing shipping sustainably requires addressing many interlinked challenges – from land-based fuel supply chains to the materials used for shipbuilding, to route optimization that helps address externalities like poor air quality in ports,” added Andrew Stephens, executive director, SSI. “These issues can only be tackled effectively through partnering and collaborating with others, and we at the Sustainable Shipping Initiative look forward to working with the Center and its community of members and stakeholders in the pursuit of zero carbon shipping by 2050.”