The Global Maritime Forum established a taskforce to address the challenges faced by seafarers and resolve the crew change crisis as quickly as possible, focusing on four issues that need to be addressed and solved.
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Lloyd’s Register does not support calls of senior maritime stakeholders for regional schemes in support of shipping decarbonization, as these were announced during a Global Maritime Forum’s high-level meeting last week.
While a carbon levy should apply globally for shipping decarbonization, there are also opportunities on national and regional schemes, senior maritime stakeholders said during a high-level meeting last week.
The pandemic was at the top of concerns in the latest Global Maritime Issues Monitor 2020, with 93% of respondents saying the pandemic makes a global economic crisis more likely. A pandemic was also identified as the issue that the maritime industry feels the least prepared for, out of 19 other issues.
Maritime decision-makers deem a global economic crisis as the issue that can have the greatest impact on the industry in the next ten years, according to the Global Maritime Issues Monitor 2020 report by the Global Maritime Forum. Meanwhile, regardless of the pandemic, climate issues remain a top priority and increase in rankings of impact, likelihood, and preparedness.
Despite the COVID-19 crisis, climate change remains a crucial issue for the planet, and consequently for shipping as well. In a recent webinar, IMO reminded of its strategy to reduce shipping’s emissions, presenting significant challenges for discussion.
Global Maritime Forum, World Economic Forum, Friends of Ocean Action, International Association of Ports and Harbors, Environmental Defense Fund, and University College London Energy Institute have partnered with global network P4G.
Five months after the launch of the Getting to Zero Coalition seeking to get commercially viable deep sea zero emission vessels into operation by 2030, a total of 100 Coalition members gathered in Copenhagen, for the first time on 25 February, to advance a work-plan for the coming 2 years.
In line with a global push to decarbonization and green development, a recently launched partnership among over 90 organizations ambitions to get commercially viable deep sea zero emission vessels fueled by zero emission fuels into operation by 2030.
The Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) announced that it will participate in the Getting to Zero Coalition. The initiative now counts more than 90 companies from all areas of the maritime sector, is committed to international decarbonization.
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