Underscoring the shipping industry’s commitment to a carbon-free environment, the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) and the GreenVoyage2050 Project have signed a new strategic partnership to strengthen cooperation between ships and ports to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The partnership will result in collaboration to jointly deliver technical cooperation and capacity-building activities to support implementation of an IMO resolution which encourages voluntary cooperation between ships and ports to cut GHG emissions.
The collaboration with IAPH builds on the successful outcomes of the strategic partnership established between IAPH and the GloMEEP (Global Maritime Energy Efficiency Partnerships) Project, which ended in December last year. A Port Emissions Toolkit was developed and rolled out to developing countries, which provides guidance for ports wishing to develop port-specific emissions inventories and emissions reductions strategies.
The initiative with GreenVoyage2050, a partnership project between the Government of Norway and IMO, seeks to support countries even further through the development of additional tools for ports to become cleaner and greener.
Its overall aim is to demonstrate how efforts in the port can support overall reductions in emissions from shipping and help achieve the goals of the Initial IMO strategy on the reduction of GHG emissions from ships.