ZeroNorth announced that its platform prevented 218,000 tonnes of CO2 from being emitted into the atmosphere in 2021, when shipping’s emissions as a whole increased by 4.9%.
his saving occurred at the same time as users were able to improve their earnings, proving that there is latent potential for shipping to optimize its operations for both profit and planet, according to the company.
In order to measure the emissions savings, ZeroNorth examined vessels whose voyages were optimized using its software. To further support the maritime decarbonization transition, the company is also unveiling a new CII optimization functionality in its platform. The new CII optimization option means that ship owners and operators can optimize their voyages for CII-based decision-making.
This move will help the industry manage its decarbonization journey on top of its CII compliance, and improve accountability to counterparties who are interested in CII-related performance, Maersk Tankers’ company said.
Owners can opt to make CII route choices depending on their operational and commercial priorities, and the route recommendations also provide a transparent view of the CO2 and dollar impact of making a given route decision.
As a purpose driven company, everything ZeroNorth does is focused on helping the industry tackle its emissions. We have now been able to quantify our positive impact in 2021: a reduction of nearly 220,000 tonnes of CO2 from our customers’ fleets. We see this as a strong first step in making global trade green and are proud that our platform has made a positive contribution in a market where emissions are still going in the wrong direction.
said Lora Jakobsen, Chief Purpose Activist, ZeroNorth.
We also believe that launching our CII optimization feature will give the industry another means to act on its environmental footprint. The tightening regulatory environment in shipping is creating an urgency to act, which in turn can help the industry’s green transition. Commercial entities need to do their part, which is why we are building a platform to drive the industry’s sustainability.
In the meantime, the UK announced its dedication to making maritime greener, and pioneer new technology that could make journeys by sea as green as they were hundreds of years ago.
According to the UK government, thousands of ships, cruises and vessels will become greener and cleaner with £206 million investment to support zero emission sailing and skilled maritime jobs, as part of the government’s shipbuilding strategy.
More specifically, the government will create its first office purely dedicated to making maritime greener, pioneering new research and development of technology that could make journeys by sea as green as they were hundreds of years ago.