Decarbonizing the Maritime Industry

In 2018, countries within the International Maritime Organization — the U.N. agency that regulates global shipping — pledged to reduce the carbon emissions of the global maritime industry by at least 50 percent by 2050. Member nations agreed to begin phasing out emissions in line with the Paris Agreement and the global push to cap temperature rise at 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels by the end of this century. 

So, how do we get it done? In this series sponsored by Crowley, we’ll unpack some of the existing strategies and technologies that are helping stakeholders in the sector to reduce emissions and speak with experts about what’s next for the industry.

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The Port of the Future: A Vision for Cleaner, Low-Carbon Seaports
Seaports in the United States are economic powerhouses: They employ 31 million people, account for 26-percent of the nation’s overall economy and generate $5.4 trillion in economic activity.


As New Opportunities Emerge, the U.S. Offshore Wind Industry Is Ready for Takeoff
Offshore wind energy is relatively new to the U.S., with the first offshore turbines coming online less than 10 years ago. As with any new industry, its impact on the national economy has yet to take shape, but signs of activity are already beginning to stir.


Crowley Puts the Pieces Together for a Decarbonized Maritime Industry
Decarbonizing the maritime industry will involve a host of clean technologies that complement each other in efficient, economical systems. It also requires stakeholders to replace a transactional business model with a more collaborative one.
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