The World Maritime Day theme for 2022 - 'New technologies for greener shipping' - reflects the need to support a transition of the maritime sector into a sustainable future, while leaving no one behind.
Raising awareness of emerging technologies
Ipieca works to enhance understanding and uptake of technologies which can support a sustainable shipping sector. Our Exploring low-emissions pathways for transport identifies a range of solutions including lower-carbon fuels such as liquefied natural gas, biodiesel and ammonia, and how energy efficiency gains can be made through engine and ship design.
Collaborating on global emission reduction efforts
Ipieca supports the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to address greenhouse gas emissions from shipping, providing life cycle analysis of shipping fuels, technical inputs on enhanced fuel and engine systems and analysis on how to make cleaner marine fuels available to ship owners.
Oil spill preparedness and response
Ipieca partners with the IMO to deliver the Global Initiative which provides training in 80 countries to develop national structures and capability for oil spill preparedness and response. Ipieca also works closely with the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee on issues related to oil spill preparedness and response and fuel quality.
Health and safety of marine personnel
Technological solutions for more sustainable shipping must also consider their potential impact on seafarers and marine personnel. Ipieca, in collaboration with the IMO and the international shipping community, published a guidance on safe handling and operational issues related to The supply and use of <0.50%-sulphur marine fuel.
Shipping and the SDGs
In 2021, in partnership with WBCSD, we released the SDG Roadmap which highlights a range of pathways which can enable the industry to accelerate action on SDGs relating to marine issues.