Specifically, supported by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, the Singapore Maritime Foundation launched an International Advisory Panel on Maritime Decarbonisation (IAP) to develop a strategy to support the industry achieve these goals.

Chaired by Mr Andreas Sohmen-Pao, Chairman of the Singapore Maritime Foundation, and co-chaired by Mr Wong Weng Sun, Chairman of the Board and Governing Council of the Singapore Maritime Institute, the IAP will discuss pathways to maritime decarbonisation, policies that could help accelerate the transition, and proposed actions to be taken by Maritime Singapore.

The project includes leaders from shipping companies, port operators, academia, class societies, insurance and finance players, energy companies, engine makers, shipyards, shipping associations, and government.

In light of the project, Mr Andreas Sohmen-Pao, Chairman of the IAP commented that

Decarbonisation is a multi-faceted issue requiring different perspectives and collaborations. The IAP reflects this, and I look forward to robust discussions with the panel to see how Singapore can become a centre of excellence for maritime decarbonisation efforts.

Dr Lam Pin Min, Senior Minister of State for Transport and Health said, “Singapore is a strong proponent of environmental sustainability and remains committed to helping IMO achieve its goals of sustainable international shipping. As a leading maritime nation, I am glad that Singapore has led the way by forming the IAP on Maritime Decarbonisation to drive such efforts for the maritime industry."