The Waterborne Technology Platform reported that the collaboration will enable the strategic European waterborne transport sector to boost knowledge, technologies and solutions that will assist the establishment of a zero-emission shipping for all ship types and ship services.

ECSA's support presents EU's aim on achieving IMO's GHG strategy as well as the Green Deal of the new European Commission.

Moreover, this joint initiative focusing on the shipping transport will help the sector better collaborate on developing and producing the needed products, technologies and energy carriers for zero-emission waterborne transport to help reach the targets.

In light of the collaboration, ECSA Secretary General Martin Dorsman commented

Due to the different segments in shipping, there is no one-size-fits-all solution in the path to phasing out all air emissions from ships ... Additionally, any solution needs to necessarily involve the widespread uptake of new technologies, a dramatic renewal of infrastructure, as well as full commitment and involvement of the whole maritime cluster.

In the meantime, the Chairman of the Waterborne Technology Platform, Henk Prins, concluded that the Platform is fully-committed on transforming the sector into a zero-emission mode.