Ocean Network Express (ONE) has put its weight behind the ‘Call to Action for Shipping Decarbonization’ by the ‘Getting to Zero Coalition’, an alliance of more than 150 companies within the maritime, energy, infrastructure and finance sectors that aims to decarbonise shipping.
Signatories are urging world leaders to align shipping with the Paris Agreement temperature goal.
ONE, along with many other private sector organisations, is already taking important steps to decarbonise global supply chains – and together with other signatories expects governments to deliver policies that will supercharge the transition and enable full decarbonisation of international shipping by 2050.
They have called on world leaders to commit to decarbonising international shipping by 2050 and delivering a clear and equitable implementation plan to achieve this when adopting the IMO GHG Strategy in 2023.
Support for industrial-scale zero emission shipping projects through national action, for instance by setting clear decarbonisation targets for domestic shipping and by providing incentives and support to first movers and broader deployment of zero emissions fuels and vessels is also seen as key.
“Governments must also deliver policy measures that will make zero-emission shipping the default choice by 2030, including meaningful market-based measures, taking effect by 2025, that can support the commercial deployment of zero emission vessels and fuels in international shipping,” says CEO Jeremy Nixon
“We need governments to work together with industry to deliver the policies and investments needed to reach the next milestone in decarbonising global supply chains and the global economy,” he added.
In terms of its own efforts, ONE has completed two biofuel trials to date to establish the viability of biofuels as a greener alternative, and in April this year, established the Green Strategy Department to drive its environmental sustainability endeavours.