A green shipping corridor hub has been created by the Zero-Emission Shipping Mission public-private partnerships group.
The mission, set up in 2021 by Denmark, the US and Norway and industry bodies the Global Maritime Forum and the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping, said the hub will support actions to create green corridors.
The group, which involves 24 governments, wants at least 200 ships burning well-to-wake zero-emission fuels on main ocean routes by 2030 and said green corridors would be a key lever in achieving the aim.
The hub, launched at the COP27 climate talks in Egypt, is an online platform with what the mission describes as route tracker and matchmaker toolkits plus a library.
The shipping group was spun out of Mission Innovation, a public-sector initiative launched at COP21 in Paris in 2015 to accelerate the development of clean energy.
“For COP27 to be successful, we must translate words into action,” said Eleanor Webster, head of the Mission Innovation secretariat.
“By enabling the public and private sectors to come together, we can make zero-emission shipping a reality,” she said of the corridors hub.
The route tracker is an interactive map, providing all announced green corridor initiatives globally.
Its matchmaker is an interactive tool, enabling stakeholders to find green corridor collaborators across the maritime/energy value chain.
And the library makes major analyses, frameworks, guides and assessments relating to the corridors easily available in one place for the first time.
The hub forms part of the Blueprint for Future Ports programme launched in September as part of its Mission Action Plan.