Today we are celebrating World Maritime Day 2022. The World Maritime theme for 2022 is “New technologies for greener shipping”. This theme reflects the need to support a green transition of the maritime sector into a sustainable future.
In the Northern Netherlands, the maritime sector is pooling its knowledge and expertise in the “Green Maritime Coalition” to realize the technology needed for ‘green’ shipping and digitalised shipbuilding. The “Green Maritime Coalition”, founded on the initiative of the Groninger Maritime Board and Conoship International, wants to lead the way in the transition to large-scale emission-free shipping.
Reducing 10 million tons of CO₂ per years
The northern shipbuilding industry could contribute to a CO₂ reduction of up to 10 million tons per year in short sea shipping before 2030. And many times over in deep-sea shipping through technology that’s still in development.
Committing to the construction of zero-emission ships will not only result in job retention for the region but also provide thousands of new jobs. These are some of the elements of the action plan of the Green Maritime Coalition.