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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Center for Zero Carbon Shipping launches partnership with progressive ports to establish the European Green Corridors Network

First-moving ports in Northern Europe and the Baltic Sea start an ambitious real climate action partnership with the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping.

The ports will build the foundation of the new European Green Corridors Network, which in its initial phase is set to establish green corridors in Northern Europe and the Baltic Sea.

The Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping begins this initiative with the Port Authorities of Port of Gdynia Authority S.A.Port of HamburgPort of Roenne A/SPort of Rotterdam and Port of Tallinn.

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COP 26: Clydebank Declaration for green shipping corridors

Today at #COP26 the Department for Transport (DfT), United Kingdom will announce the launch of the Clydebank Declaration.

States will support the establishment of green shipping corridors globally under the Clydebank Declaration – zero-emission shipping routes between 2 ports.

The naming of the Clydebank Declaration pays tribute to the heritage of the City of Glasgow and the River Clyde where the Declaration was signed.

The Declaration sits within the Zero-Emission Shipping Mission and is designed to complement work at the International Maritime Organization to enable zero-emission shipping.

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