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Port of Gothenburg to become Europe's first green e-fuel hub

Progress against milestone 6.2020.5

Increased collaboration between the maritime and energy sectors to increase availability and demand for zero (or low) carbon fuels, accelerating the energy transition

September 7, 2022

Gothenburg Port Authority is collaborating with Stena Line, DFDS, Ørsted and Liquid Wind to establish Europe’s first electromethanol (e-fuel) hub by 2025.

Government of Canada funding projects to help reduce underwater noise from marine vessel traffic

Progress against milestone 1.2030.1

Shipping-related ocean governance is strengthened, with improved coordination on ocean impacts and issues and ramped up enforcement of laws and regulation

September 7, 2022

The Government of Canada is investing over $3.1 million on 22 projects that aim to reduce the impact of underwater vessel noise.

These projects are funded through Transport Canada’s Quiet Vessel Initiative. They build on previous work that focuses on improving marine ecosystem safety, such as the Whales Initiative.

New project aims to rewrite women back into maritime history

Progress against milestone 3.2020.6

Best practices in diversity, equality and inclusivity shared and implemented for a maritime workforce where all workers are treated with respect and fairness

September 7, 2022

A group of leading maritime organisations, led by Lloyd’s Register Foundation Heritage and Education Centre (LRF HEC), are collaborating on a project Rewriting women into maritime history to highlight women’s place within shipping over the past few centuries.

Seafarers Hospital Society discussion paper outlines KPIs to improve seafarer wellbeing

Progress against milestone 3.2020.2

Industry best practices, code of conduct and contractual terms addressing labour and human rights risks across the ship lifecycle developed

September 7, 2022

The Seafarers’ Hospital Society’s discussion paper Seafarers’ Health: On Course for a Culture of Care outlines key performance indicators (KPIs) for ship owners and operators to use to measure the effectiveness of their strategies at improving seafarer health and wellbeing.

The paper is divided into three sections: international seafarer requirements, health promotion activities, and psychological wellbeing.

Canadian government invests in marine safety in the next phase of the Oceans Protection Plan

Progress against milestone 1.2020.1

Progressive increase in adoption of sustainable ocean policy and blue economy principles, and development of a roadmap to improve global ocean governance. 

September 7, 2022

The Government of Canada announced over $384 million in funding to strengthen marine safety. This funding is part of the next phase of Canada’s Ocean Protection Plan. Canada’s Ocean Protection plan sees the investment and collaboration of Indigenous People, industry, communities, academia and government to  strengthen marine safety.

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Nigeria and Shipping Launch Strategy to Eliminate Piracy Threat in Gulf of Guinea

Progress against milestone 2.2030.3

Corruption and piracy are eliminated through collaboration with communities. 

July 21, 2022

The Nigerian Government and a coalition of shipping stakeholders have launched a new strategy to end piracy, armed robbery, and kidnapping in the Gulf of Guinea, the world’s piracy hotspot. The strategy aims to assess the effectiveness of country-piracy initiatives and commitments in the region and identify areas of improvement.

The newly launched strategy was developed by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), BIMCO, Intertanko, Intercargo, Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF), and representatives of the Nigerian Navy and NIMASA, together making up the NIWG.

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Glossary of Climate Change Definitions in relation to shipping

Progress against milestone 6.2020.4

Research, development and production of zero (or low) carbon fuels are scaled up, with guidance on their use and prototypes deployed for early adopters. 

July 20, 2022

BIMCO, FONASBA, IAPH, IFSMA, InterManager, INTERTANKO, IPTA and IUMI have published a climate change glossary to assist and harmonise terminology used around decarbonising shipping.

The encyclopaedic definitions, which align with those used by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), aim to ensure that discussions surrounding shipping’s green transition are based on a mutual understanding of commonly used terms definitions.

Source: Safety4Sea

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SSI joins Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center as knowledge partner

COPENHAGEN/LONDON, 14 July 2022 - Today, the Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI) and Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping (the Center) formalised their collaboration by signing a Knowledge Partnership Agreement, committing to a long-term strategic partnership to accelerate the maritime industry’s decarbonisation efforts.

SSI is a multi-stakeholder initiative that brings together leading and likeminded organisations across the maritime ecosystem to advance environmental, social and socio-economic sustainability in the shipping industry.

Through this partnership, the two organisations will share knowledge and best practice to accelerate the transition towards zero carbon shipping sustainably, by ensuring that pathways to zero emissions (from alternative fuels to improving energy efficiency) consider sustainability implications beyond CO2. Among other things, SSI and the Center will jointly work on developing standards for life cycle analysis (LCA) of alternative fuels, which is a key element in the transition.

In welcoming the SSI to the Center, CEO Bo Cerup-Simonsen of the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping said:

“We are on the same mission, and we can increase our common impact through collaboration. The SSI has a proven track record in driving change through cross-sectoral collaboration, and by combining our strengths, knowledge and determination to accelerate the transition, we can be even more effective in driving real change in the maritime industry.”

In joining the Center, Andrew Stephens, Executive Director of the SSI, said:

“Decarbonising shipping sustainably requires addressing many interlinked challenges – from land-based fuel supply chains to the materials used for shipbuilding, to route optimization that helps address externalities like poor air quality in ports. These issues can only be tackled effectively through partnering and collaborating with others, and we at the Sustainable Shipping Initiative look forward to working with the Center and its community of members and stakeholders in the pursuit of zero carbon shipping by 2050.”


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About the Sustainable Shipping Initiative

The Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI) is a multi-stakeholder collective catalysing change in this crucial decade of action by bringing together ambitious leaders across the maritime ecosystem to take action for a more sustainable shipping industry.

Since 2010, SSI and its members have been working on advancing environmental, social and socio-economic sustainability across the shipping sector. SSI’s 16 members include shipowners, operators and managers; cargo owners; classification societies; environmental and social non-profits; and service providers.

www.sustainableshipping.org | @SustShipping

SSI media contact: Elizabeth Petit González, Head of Communications and Partnerships, e.petit@sustainableshipping.org


About the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping

The Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping is a not-for-profit, independent research- and development center working across the energy- and shipping sectors with industry, academia, and authorities. With Partners, the Center explores viable decarbonization pathways, facilitates the development and implementation of new energy technologies; builds confidence in new concepts and their supply chains; and accelerates the transition by defining and maturing viable strategic pathways to the required systemic change. The Center is placed in Copenhagen but work with partners globally.

The Center was founded in 2020 with a start-up donation of DKK 400 million from the A.P. Moller Foundation. Strategic Partners to the Center include: Alfa Laval, American Bureau of Shipping, A.P. Moller - Maersk, bp, Cargill, CF Industries, Equinor, DP World, Hapag-Lloyd, MAN Energy Solutions, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Mitsui, NORDEN, NYK Line, Rio Tinto, Royal Caribbean Group, Seaspan Corporation, Siemens Energy, Stolt Tankers, Sumitomo Corporation, Swire Group, Topsoe, TotalEnergies and V.Group.

For more information, please visit www.zerocarbonshipping.com 

Center Media Contact: Didde Pilgaard, Head of Communications | +45 21743727 | didde.pilgaard@zerocarbonshipping.com

Lloyd's List Shipping Podcast: Circular Shipping - closing the loop

In a podcast moderated by Lloyd’s List managing editor Richard Meade, the Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI) brings together industry experts to demystify Circular Shipping, exploring how circularity applies to shipping and its decarbonisation journey, and why the time is now to act.


  • Ginger Garte, Environmental and Sustainability Director, Lloyd’s Register
  • Prashant Widge, Head of Responsible Ship Recycling, Maersk
  • Samantha Bramley, Executive Director, Environmental and Social Risk Management, Standard Chartered Bank
  • Andrew Stephens, Executive Director, Sustainable Shipping Initiative

The panel of SSI members discussed how the industry can use circular economy principles to their advantage to further reduce emissions, with a focus on steel,  all whilst being supported by financial institutions.

Listen below, and read the report Exploring shipping’s transition to a circular economy which explores how circular economy principles can be applied to shipping, raising awareness and understanding among shipping stakeholders through evidence-based research, and setting out the opportunities and barriers across the vessel lifecycle for the transition to a circular shipping industry.

SSI Impact: News from our journey to sustainable shipping - 02/2022

The SSI Newsletter is published quarterly and is the place to find news from the SSI community, our partners and the impact of our collective work along our journey to a sustainable shipping industry.

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