The GoodShipping Program provides ocean cargo owners with a very quick, transparent and convenient way to reduce their carbon footprint coming from ship operations by adding renewables to the fuel mix.
The greenest mode of transport
Shipping has always been regarded environmentally friendly (on a ton-mile basis), but this reputation cannot be taken for granted. Shipping has been left out of the Paris Climate Agreement in 2015, leaving the industry without a clear target or incentive for GHG reduction. It is expected that emissions from shipping will increase with 50% to 250% by 2050. Shipping will then be responsible for >15% of the total global CO2-emissions.
GoodShipping will accelerate the adoption of renewable energy for ship propulsion, thereby helping the maritime industry to continue to live up to its claim of being the greenest mode of transport.
Changing the marine fuel mix
Ocean cargo owners’ only option to eliminate or substantially reduce the climate impact from ship operations was to select an energy-efficient carrier and/or offset the carbon footprint outside the shipping industry. Until today. The big difference with other sustainability initiatives is that the GoodShipping Program is actually changing the marine fuel mix, and thereby realizes a carbon reduction within the industry. Every ocean cargo owner can participate in the Program regardless of their volumes, location, trade routes and existing contract. However, cargo owners cannot drive the transition on their own: ultimately it is a change iconic to and facilitated by the maritime industry (carriers, ports and technology providers).
In copperation with GoodFuels
The GoodShipping Program has been developed in cooperation with GoodFuels Marine: market leader and supplier of advanced biofuels, supported by several NGOs and aiming to significantly reduce CO2-emissions in those transport segments with limited to no options to decarbonize. The biofuels are generated out of waste and residues, and achieve next to carbon reduction also significant benefits on local emissions (sulphur free, reduced NOx and particulate matter like soot).
The first Good Trade Lane connecting Europe to the rest of the world will be launched autumn this year. Get involved!
Entry from: Isabel Welten and Astrid Sonneveld.
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