MAN Energy Joins Green Vessel Coalition

MAN Energy Joins Green Vessel Merchant Navy Info - News

The Coalition consists of:

1)Members of the maritime industry, including: 

  • equipment manufacturers
  • shipowners
  • energy companies 
  • fuel providers
  • financial institutions
  • ports
  • customers and 
  • logistics companies
  • governments

2)Members of International Government Organisations (IGOs) including:

  • The Global Maritime Forum 
  • The Friends of Ocean Action
  • The World Economic Forum

The group views its formal launch as the initial step toward making commercially viable zero-emission vessels (ZEVs) a reality by 2030.

It has already planned a series of initial steps. These include creating a shared industry roadmap and identifying the technologies, investments, and actions required to get commercially viable ZEVs operating on the water by 2030.

Participation in future events includes :

  1. The UN Climate Action Summit 2019, COP25 in Chile in December 2019
  2. The Global Economic Forum’s Annual Summit 2019
  3. The World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting 2020.

By January 2021, the Coalition aims to deliver demonstrations and pilot projects and establish a shared knowledge base and community across the maritime spectrum.

The ‘Getting to Zero Coalition’ feels that making deep-sea ZEVs commercially viable by 2030 is essential for the IMO ambitions and full decarbonization.

Bjarne Foldager, Senior Vice President and head of Two-Stroke Business at MAN Energy Solutions said, “Joining the Getting to Zero Coalition makes sense for us as system technologies that help our customers minimize emissions. This leads to a carbon-neutral future and forms a notable part of our business strategy.”

We understand the necessity of working with a wide group of industry partners to execute this strategy. The Getting to Zero Coalition is a perfect match.

For some time, MAN Energy Solutions has publicly supported a ‘maritime energy transition’ in shipping. This step would involve the increased use of low-emission fuels.

For us, the path to decarbonizing the maritime economy begins with fuel decarbonization, which will be a natural step toward developing Zero Emission Vessels.

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