The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) on Wednesday (1 July) said Maritime Singapore is committed to sustainable international shipping as guided by the targets of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to reduce total annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from international shipping by at least 50% by 2050.
The organisation added it has supported the Singapore Maritime Foundation to establish an International Advisory Panel on Maritime Decarbonisation (IAP) for developing a strategy to support the industry achieve these goals.
The panel will be chaired by Andreas Sohmen-Pao, Chairman of the Singapore Maritime Foundation, and co-chaired by Wong Weng Sun, Chairman of the Board and Governing Council of the Singapore Maritime Institute, it said
Together, the IAP will discuss pathways to maritime decarbonisation, policies that could help accelerate the transition, and proposed actions to be taken by Maritime Singapore.
Recognising that the topic is cross-disciplinary in nature, the IAP draws on the expertise of leaders from shipping companies, port operators, academia, class societies, insurance and finance players, energy companies, engine makers, shipyards, shipping associations, and government.
“I am pleased that we have been able to gather a strong group of industry leaders to develop a holistic strategy on maritime decarbonisation,” said Andreas Sohmen-Pao, Chairman of the IAP.
“We will look at policy options and enablers that position Singapore to play its part in this global effort.”
“Decarbonisation is a multi-faceted issue requiring different perspectives and collaborations. The IAP reflects this, and I look forward to robust discussions with the panel to see how Singapore can become a centre of excellence for maritime decarbonisation efforts,” added Wong Weng Sun, Co-Chairman of the IAP.
The IAP convened its inaugural meeting on 1 July via videoconference, and was joined by Senior Minister of State for Transport and Health Dr Lam Pin Min, and IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim, said the MPA.
“Singapore is a strong proponent of environmental sustainability and remains committed to helping IMO achieve its goals of sustainable international shipping,” said Dr Lam Pin Min, Senior Minister of State for Transport and Health.
“As a leading maritime nation, I am glad that Singapore has led the way by forming the IAP on Maritime Decarbonisation to drive such efforts for the maritime industry.”
The list of members and the bio-data of Andreas Sohmen-Pao, Chairman of the IAP, and Wong Weng Sun, Co-Chairman of the IAP is available here.
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Published: 2 July, 2020
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