Catalyst to Establishing Green Corridors – As Port Announces intent to become world’s first high volume route

Earlier this year National Maritime shared our plans with the Port of Dover to deliver a Blue Space Advanced Port, Energy & Logistics Centres (APELC) to support its ambition to become the world’s first high volume ‘Green Shipping Corridor’ and help deliver on the UK government’s ambition for clean maritime growth as part of the Department for Transport (DfT), United Kingdom (DfT), flagship Maritime 2050 strategy, the Clean Maritime Plan and the Clydebank Declaration announced in Glasgow at COP26.

So, it great to hear the Port announce its intent to become the world’s first high volume ‘Green Shipping Corridor’.

Yes, this will be a significant challenge but one that can be achieved and indeed, the answer may not be electric, but it will be green, and it will require the involvement of UK maritime industries and supply chains, as well sister Ports across the channel, local authorities, and leading academics to progress to make this ambition a reality.

National Maritime  APELC will work with marine, energy, and logistics industries from around the globe to create opportunities for research, innovation and production, and to facilitate the development of energy infrastructure from across multiple energy carriers within ports.

Recognised as leading innovative marine, energy, and logistics communities, APELC will provide access to a unique complex of industrial buildings, office suites and docks, and direct deep-water.

Each centre represents a unique opportunity to help deliver transformative benefits at scale across trade, investment and innovation, which could create new jobs and support the UK’s transition to net zero . They will also support ports objectives of improving energy infrastructure and choices to make energy systems more resilient to stabilise operating costs, all whilst meeting regulatory and community needs.

Furthermore, APELC will act as catalysts to help establish green corridors, specific trade routes between major ports hubs to demonstrate and support zero-emission solutions to achieve full decarbonisation of the shipping sector by 2050.

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UK Marine Hydrogen Working Group Officially launched at COP26

The only UK Marine focused hydrogen working group was officially launched at COP26 yesterday.

On Energy Day at COP26,  when we were informed that the world was moving towards a renewable future, leading influencer’s in the marine hydrogen space met in Glasgow to debate the use of Hydrogen to decarbonise the maritime sector and together officially launch the UK Marine Hydrogen Working Group.

The purpose of the group is to assist with the acceleration of decarbonisation by championing the use of hydrogen and to be `the` leading voice towards government and regulatory bodies and ultimately to provide more opportunities to members by making connections.

This well-informed group will work alongside the UK largest maritime network, National Maritime , to discuss the technical, regulatory, and financial challenges to vessel design and conversion and infrastructure development.

A special thanks to our co-host and lead of the working group, Tim Munn Marine Zero, and immense praise to our fantastic panelists, David Scott Steven Lua Derek McGlashan James Walker and not forgetting our wonderful guests. So much experience and expertise under one roof.

If you are interested in joining the UK Marine Hydrogen Working Group contact Tim or e:

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Unitrove officially announces world-first liquid hydrogen (LH2) bunkering facility for fuelling zero-emission ships.

At last nights National Maritime #COP26 official launch of the UK Marine Hydrogen Working Group, Steven Lua Unitrove officially announced the world-first liquid hydrogen (LH2) bunkering facility for fuelling zero-emission ships. 

The facility was unveiled today and provided the opportunity to physically see the facility up close and to discover how the technology works. Unitrove also launched its LH2X brand, showing how liquid hydrogen technologies can be more widely be applied to the aviation, road, rail, and industrial sectors. 

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‘Game changer’ for Technology and Innovation Champion

National Maritime SME Working Group, technology and innovation champion GRAFMARINE Ltd. has set its sights set on cleaning up the marine sector.

What has been heralded as a ‘Game changer’ for clean energy in marine sector, Grafmarine has developed an innovative graphene-based technology platform using solar photovoltaic cells to create electrical power, with potential for mass manufacture, thanks to support from engineers at The University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) North West.

The company turned to the R&D team at AMRC North West for help simplifying the manufacturing and assembly process of its solar technology.

Grafmarine worked with Adam Thornton, Electrical and Electronic Technical Lead at AMRC North West, which is currently based at interim facilities in Preston but will soon move to a purpose-built £20m facility on the Samlesbury Aerospace Enterprise Zone.

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Join us at the Hidden Lane Brewery, November 4th in Glasgow for the COP26 – UN Climate Change Conference.

We are once again hosting our hugely successful network event Time & Tide at this years COP26. This FREE event will bring together professionals from all aspects of the maritime sector to network and socialise.

Join us to listen and debate with a panel of leading experts who will be Distilling COP26 & Championing the use of Green Hydrogen in the maritime sector and network with members of the National Maritime UK Marine Hydrogen Working Group as they champion the drive to decarbonise the maritime sector

This COP26 fringe event will offer an informal atmosphere and relaxed environment to chat and do business.

Starts: 18.00 hrs

To register your attendance please email

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