The Danish Maritime Authority on Friday (22 April) said it has signed a Knowledge Partnership Agreement with Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping as a formal recognition of their joint work on the decarbonisation of the shipping industry.
The partnership confirms the existing close relationship and strong collaboration between the two organisations who co-lead the Zero Emission Shipping Mission under Mission Innovation along with the Governments of the US and Norway and the Global Maritime Forum.
As part of this effort, the two partners have committed to extensive knowledge sharing as they work to accelerate the development and implementation of the future fuels and solutions needed to decarbonise shipping.
Close collaboration between public sector and industry is essential to succeed with this systemic change and as a leading shipping nation, Denmark and the Danish Maritime Authority have a long history of actively contributing to the long-term development of the maritime industry.
Bo Cerup-Simonsen CEO, Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping said: “The Danish Maritime Authority has a clear ambition of creating quality shipping where growth and safety go hand in hand. This approach is critical to ensure a safe and just transition towards a decarbonised global maritime industry.”
“We need standards, policies, and regulation to mature in the same pace as the technology develops and close collaboration between governments and industry is critical to achieve this. We know the Danish Maritime Authority well and appreciate them as our close co-leaders of this global transition. We look very much forward to our continued collaboration.”
Director General, Andreas Nordseth, Danish Maritime Authority, said: “New fuel types and technologies within decarbonisation call for new legislation, and the Danish Maritime Authority will contribute to push for international regulation that creates incentives for the production of renewable fuels and provides a level playing field for the industry.”
“This effort can only succeed through successful public-private partnerships that build bridges between industry developments and regulation, and I am therefore pleased that we with this Partnership Agreement build further to our existing, close collaboration with the Center to enable the transition to a decarbonised global shipping.”
Photo credit: Danish Maritime Authority
Published: 25 April, 2022
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