A year after the launch of the Clydebank Declaration for Green Shipping Corridors at COP26 in Glasgow, the Mission is today launching ‘The Green Shipping Corridors Hub’ to support action to realise Green Corridors. Implementation of Green Corridors is a key lever in transforming the maritime sector, enabling zero-emission shipping along favorable routes.
At the Zero-Emission Shipping Mission event at the Danish “State of Green” Pavilion at COP27, the Mission has today launched the Green Shipping Corridor Hub – an interactive platform and toolkit to support the development of green shipping corridors. It marks the first action to be delivered from the Mission’s Action Plan, published less than two months ago at the Global Clean Energy Action Forum in Pittsburgh.
“Today, the members of the Zero-Emission Shipping Mission are taking the lead in accelerating the transition to zero-emission shipping as we launch the Green Corridors Hub to support the development of green corridors. It is an important step towards reaching the Mission Goals as the development of Green Corridors is a key catalyst in enabling ship-owners to strategically plan for and rely on vessels that operate on zero-emission fuels.” – Michael Berube, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Sustainable Transportation at U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Chair of the Executive Committee of the Zero-Emission Shipping Mission
“For COP27 to be successful, we must translate words into action. Through its Green Shipping Corridors Hub, the Zero-Emission Shipping Mission is creating the tools to catalyse decarbonisation in one of the hardest-to-abate sectors. By enabling the public and private sectors to come together, we can make zero-emission shipping a reality” – Dr Eleanor Webster, Head of Mission Innovation Secretariat.
The Hub presents three initial tools, which have been developed for use by both industry and governments to support the development of Green Corridors:
- The Route Tracker is an interactive map, providing a complete and up-to-date mapping of all announced Green Corridor initiatives globally.
- The Matchmaker is an interactive tool, enabling stakeholders interested in developing green shipping corridors globally to find collaborators across the maritime/energy value chain.
- The curated Library makes the major analyses, frameworks, guides and assessments relating to Green Corridors easily available in one place for the first time.
In addition to these tools, three new products supporting the development of Green Corridors are additionally being launched today via the Hub, highlighting its intended role as a platform for knowledge sharing around Corridors:
- A ‘Pre-Feasibility Blueprint’ for assessing the viability of potential Corridor projects created by the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Center for Zero-Carbon Shipping
- The ‘2022 Annual Progress Report on Green Shipping Corridors’ from the Getting to Zero Coalition, which provides a mapping and analysis of progress developing Green Corridors since COP26, as well as
- First-of-a-kind ‘route-level’ data from UMAS and the Getting to Zero Coalition. The rich data quantifies the suitability of individual shipping routes for early adoption of hydrogen-derived fuels. The aim of the data is to support governments and industry in finding and successfully exploiting their Green Corridor opportunities.
All three products can be found in the Library.
To support the Mission’s ambition for the Hub to be a focal point for Green Corridor efforts, not only will the initial three tools on the platform be regularly updated with new information and data going forwards, but new tools and resources will be added too, to further support the development of Green Corridors.
The tools, documents, and other resources on the Hub platform are provided by the members of the Shipping Mission to help accelerate the maritime energy transition. The launch is a call to all stakeholders to engage with and benefit from the tools on the platform.
The Hub forms part of the Blueprint for Future Ports Program launched in September as part of the Mission Action Plan. The Program aims to create a blueprint for what a zero-emission fuel-ready port will look like in 2030. The Green Corridor Hub is included as a key deliverable in the first phase of the Blueprint Program, which has a focus on assessing the potential for ports to participate in Green Corridors.
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Background: The Zero-Emission Shipping Mission is one of the seven Mission Innovation “Missions” bringing together high-ambitious alliances between countries, the private sector, research institutes, and civil society. The Mission will demonstrate commercially viable zero-emission ships by 2030 by focusing on the entire value chain: the ship, the fuel production, and the fuel infrastructure, driving the sector to a tipping point in its transition to well-to-wake zero-emission fuels as soon as possible.