Christopher J. Wiernicki, ABS Chairman, President and CEO, highlighted the future of marine fuels in the shipping industry, stating that in order to achieve the 2050 goals the industry needs better and improved technology.
ABS launched the ABS Global Sustainability Centre aiming to help maritime transition to a sustainable, lower emissions industry. The Centre plans include leading an industry education program, seminars and lectures, designed to raise awareness of maritime sustainability technologies and carbon reduction strategies.
Christopher J. Wiernicki, ABS Chairman, President and CEO, discussed the importance of the US to keep on shaping the future of global maritime energy, safety and sustainability. He highlighted that IMO’s challenges for 2030 and 2050 are pushing the industry to new solutions around fuel and operations that are not only environmentally responsible, but also commercially viable, technically feasible and safe.
r Kirsi Tikka, Executive Vice President and Senior Advisor, ABS shares her insights on how to move forward decarbonisation. Given that decarbonisation equals to radical changes for the industry, top priority is to adopt a more proactive mindset, Dr. Tikka concludes, highlighting that better communication across all stakeholders is vital.
ABS issued guidance providing the marine and offshore industries an actionable framework for owners, operators and manufacturers to take smart steps today in preparation for an environmentally sustainable future. The ‘ABS Guidance Notes on Smart Function Implementation’ support data infrastructure development, enabling health and performance monitoring, and augmenting vessel operations.
“Our commitment to creating a sustainable future through our data and digital leadership to maximize safety and minimize environmental impacts pairs well with the Green Award’s mission to promote environmentally responsible shipping through management excellence and continuous improvement,” said ABS President, Chairman and CEO Christopher J. Wiernicki.
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