The Lloyd’s Register Maritime Decarbonization Hub (LR MDH) wins the Singapore-IMO NextGEN Connect Challenge, for their proposal on “Development of a Route-Based Action Plan Methodology based upon Silk Alliance”.
he challenge is part of the IMO-Singapore NextGEN initiative – where “GEN” stands for “Green and Efficient Navigation”. This challenge invited stakeholders to propose methodologies to develop actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions along a shipping route, on a pilot basis. The winner was announced during the 2nd Accelerating Decarbonization Conference (27 April), part of Singapore Maritime Week.
According to Lloyd’s Register, with the experience of initiating The Silk Alliance green corridor cluster, the LR Maritime Decarbonisation Hub will also leverage its ‘First Mover Framework’ methodology and experiences from green corridor initiatives to work with the MPA and IMO on the NextGEN Connect Challenge.
Once we are able to implement a successful green corridor within the intra-Asia route, we hope that the spillover effect can provide the methodology and momentum needed for shipping to fulfil its 2050 zero emissions goal.
… said Charles Haskell, Director of the LR Maritime Decarbonisation Hub
The implementation of this methodology aims to generate a spillover effect of knowledge, capability and investment into the wider region, contributing towards a just and equitable transition that also benefits Less Developed Countries (LDCs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in Asia Pacific.
Maritime needs innovation and through trials and pilot projects, we can all learn and take on board best practices. IMO is supporting this through various projects, in partnership with many stakeholders.
… said IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim
Lessons learned from the project will be actively disseminated, so that best practices can be replicated across the sector, including specifically in developing States.
This endorsement by the IMO NextGEN Connect Challenge judging panel is proof that the LR Maritime Decarbonisation Hub’s green corridor methodology provides a clear focus in estimating the critical mass needed to drive much-needed infrastructure investments
… said Nick Brown, Lloyd’s Register CEO
NextGEN Connect aims to bring industry stakeholders, academia and global research centres together to offer inclusive solutions for maritime decarbonization for trials along specific shipping routes.