Review of maritime transport 2023; Towards a green and just transition

To analyze trends in seaborn trade, global shipping services, freight rates, infrastructures at ports in 2023. etc., and discuss challenges in relation to the transition to decarbonization

GHG emissions 2030 in shipping – Analysis of the maximum technical abatement potential

To analyze the greenhouse gas emissions of international shipping based on the fuel life cycle (WtW). The main finding is that global shipping can reduce carbon emissions by half within 10 years with minimal impact on international trade.

According to the report, by 2030, emissions are projected to decrease by 36 to 47 percent compared to 2008 through the use of 5 to 10 percent zero or near-zero fuels, wind assistance technology, and ‘climate optimizing’ of ships.

The Poseidon Principles: 2023 Annual Disclosure Report

The Poseidon Principles, embraced by 80% of global ship finance, have aligned with the IMO’s net-zero emissions ambition by 2050, reflecting a commitment to climate action and transparency in maritime lending decisions. Despite industry challenges, such as port congestion and personnel shortages, the principles have shown significant progress in decarbonization efforts, with a +95.4% reporting percentage indicating growing industry recognition of the importance of transparency and collaboration in achieving sustainability goals. The publication of the 2023 Annual Disclosure Report highlights the shipping finance sector’s leadership in fostering a more sustainable future for the maritime industry.

Taking Action on Operational Efficiency (Operational Efficiency Ambition Statement Actions Report)

To analyze the experience and content of 26 shipping companies introducing 70 measures aimed at improving operational efficiency and reducing GHG emissions.
Based on this, in order to improve ship operation efficiency, the report describes key issues and related cases in which interested organizations, such as ship owners, charterers, management companies, ports, and terminals closely related to ship operation, should cooperate with each other.

Mapping of Zero-Emission Pilots and Demonstration Projects, 4th edition

To provide information on pilot and demonstration projects focused on ship technology, fuel production and supply, and infrastructure solutions to achieve decarbonization in the shipping industry by 2050

Climate Action in Shipping (Progress Towards Shipping’s 2030 Breakthrough)

To urge further progress through evaluation of the performance of the technology and supply sector, demand sector, finance sector, policy sector and civil society sector in shipping over the past year

The overview of the discussions at IMO MEPC 80 and frequently asked questions

To provide the overview and interpretation of the outcomes of agenda item 7 of the 80th session of Marine Environment Protection Committee

The role of energy efficiency regulations

The characteristics of the EEDI, EEXI, and CII regulations on ship energy efficiency and their practical impact on the maritime industry were analyzed. The role of each stakeholder in achieving the original purpose of these regulations was explained in realistic terms.

In particular, it introduces the positive impact of the EEDI regulation on the development of energy efficiency improvement technologies of ships, the limitations of the EEXI regulation, and the interrelationships between stakeholders for effective implementation of the CII regulation.

Distributinig Carbon Revenues from Shipping

The report discusses which countries could access carbon revenues, for what purposes, and on what terms. It argues that revenues should be used to decarbonize shipping, enhance maritime infrastructure, and support broader climate aims. This (mix of options to use carbon revenues) would speed up shipping’s transition to zero-carbon energy, help build the necessary infrastructure, lower maritime transport costs, and result in climate benefits beyond maritime transport. It would also ensure that all countries, including those with no shipping industry or ports, could access carbon revenues. By developing a smart and flexible framework, the report shows how carbon revenues could be distributed to maximize climate benefits and support an equitable transition.