The second meeting of the Global Industry Alliance (GIA) Task Force – a partnership of key maritime stakeholders pursuing low carbon shipping – took place at IMO Headquarters, London, on 7 December.
The meeting saw 20 industry representatives from across the Alliance’s 16 member companies discuss how to make further progress on on-going GIA-funded activities and to agree new priority areas to pursue under the partnership.
The GIA, launched in late June, is made up of leading shipowners and operators, classification societies, engine and technology builders and suppliers, big data providers, port and oil companies – tasked with identifying and developing innovative ways to encourage use of energy-efficiency technologies and operations.
Focusing on a number of priority areas, including energy efficiency technologies and operational best practices, alternative fuels, and digitalization, activities of the Alliance include, inter alia:
- research and development;
- showcasing of advances in technology development and positive initiatives by the maritime sector;
- industry fora to encourage a global industry dialogue;
- the implementation of capacity building and information exchange activities.
The sixteen current members of the alliance are ABB, Bureau Veritas, DNV GL, Grimaldi Group, Lloyd’s Register, MarineTraffic, MSC, Port of Rotterdam, Ricardo UK, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Shell, Silverstream Technologies, Stena, Total, Wärtsilä, and Winterthur Gas & Diesel.