ClassNK announced its participation in the Getting to Zero Coalition highlighting its aspiration on achieving a greener and more sustainable future for the shipping industry.
[The Getting to Zero Coalition: It’s an initiative, launched in in September, which aspires to rapidly achieve a commercially viable zero-emission vessel industry for ships operating along deep sea trade routes by 2030. The Initiative is a collaboration between Global Maritime Forum, the Friends of Ocean action, and the World Economic Forum.]
ClassNK supports that its participation in the initiative will boost and strengthen its GHG-emission targets.
The Society will proactively work together with the entire industry to reduce GHG emissions from international shipping.
For the time being, the Coalition includes the ports of Aarhus, Antwerp, Rotterdam and Vancouver, MAN Energy Solutions, Wartsila, ABS and the Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI), MISC Berhad, and Gard.
Also, the work is supported by industry stakeholders, as UCL Energy Institute, Environmental Defense Fund and the Energy Transitions Commission.
The Coalition is in line with the Call to Action in Support of Decarbonization launched in October 2018, which consists of a group of 34 CEOs and industry leaders from across the maritime value chain worldwide united to sign a call for action in a bid to lead the maritime industry in a transition towards a new decarbonized future.