The Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation (GCMD) announced the onboarding of three new partners: the International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA), the International Windship Association (IWSA) and Kpler.
n welcoming the new partners, Professor Lynn Loo, CEO of GCMD said that with IBIA, GCMD looks to increasing outreach to the bunkering sector. “GCMD is already working closely with IWSA to gain perspectives and insights relating to wind-assisted propulsion as a near-term retrofit solution. Through Kpler, we will also have access to market data that can help us better understand trade flows which can support us in shaping our pilots and studies.”
Since its formation in August 2021, the Centre has established partnerships with key stakeholders in the maritime industry. The three new partnerships are part of GCMD’s efforts to extend collaboration beyond the immediate supply chain to the broader ecosystem and are crucial to the pilots and studies in the Centre’s 5-year projects outlook.
We are excited to partner with GCMD to collaborate on identifying the most effective and workable solutions to reduce GHG emissions from the maritime sector. We saw the importance of cross-industry cooperation and knowledge-sharing to successfully navigate IMO 2020, which IBIA was actively involved in
says IBIA’s Director, Unni Einemo.
Moreover, Gavin Allwright, Secretary General of IWSA, added that “the challenge of decarbonising the shipping industry requires a fundamental shift towards a hybrid approach, utilising all of the tools we have over the coming decade to make shipping cleaner, more efficient, profitable and fit for purpose in a carbon constrained world.”
We are honoured to partner with GCMD in its mission. Our data will provide valuable insights and will identify key trends in supply and demand for fuels of crucial importance to the energy transition. We are also delighted to support GCMD, which is based in Singapore – the site of one of our first global offices, established more than five years ago, and a city at the heart of the commodities industry
stated Richard Quin, Kpler’s Chief Strategy Officer.
Recently, the Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation and Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping announced a collaboration by signing a Knowledge Partnership Agreement, committing to a long-term strategic collaboration to accelerate the maritime industry’s decarbonisation efforts.
Through this partnership, the two centres will share best practices and knowledge, and explore opportunities for low- and zero-carbon technologies by combining the research capabilities of the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping and the domain and technical expertise of the Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation to identify opportunities and deliver pilot projects.