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Exploring the Paths to Maritime Decarbonization

Exploring the Paths to Maritime Decarbonization


In this episode we are sharing a panel from the S2G summit moderated by Kate Danaher, Oceans Managing Director at S2G. Jason Giffen from the Port of San Diego, Ingrid Irigoyen from the Aspen Institute, and David Millar of Fugro discuss the current efforts underway to decarbonize the industry and what it will ultimately take to get us there. Solutions discussed range from green methanol to electrification and innovative business models. The panelists also share their perspectives on current and future decarbonization drivers, from regulations to corporate responsibility, market demand, and first-mover action. It’s a fascinating conversation about how collaborative endeavors and visionary solutions are working to decarbonize an extremely complex and behind-the-scenes industry.

Key Topics:

  1. The Importance of Maritime Decarbonization: Responsible for three percent of greenhouse gas emissions, the maritime industry has a major role to play in the global decarbonization effort.

  2. Regulatory Evolution and Market Response: The maritime industry faces dual pressures from evolving regulatory standards and market dynamics, propelling a shift towards decarbonization.

  3. Innovative Business Models Driving Transformation: Innovative business models like the Zero Emission Maritime Buyers Alliance are fostering market demand for zero-emission shipping which will enable the rest of the supply chain to transition confidently.

  4. Near and Longer-Term Innovation: While e-fuels are highly anticipated, they will take time to scale. Other green fuel choices, such as methanol, and other types of technologies, such as port electrification, can provide more immediate decarbonization solutions.

  5. Collaboration for Collective Impact: The intricate nature of maritime decarbonization necessitates a collaborative ecosystem involving diverse stakeholders—from ship owners to regulators and local communities. Effective community engagement is necessary to propel the adoption of technologies and encourage infrastructural shifts, ensuring an inclusive and sustainable transition towards a low-carbon maritime industry.


Port of San Diego


Zero Emission Maritime Buyers Alliance

Exploring the Paths to Maritime Decarbonization
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Josie Lane

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