CENTRO INTERNAZIONALE STUDI CONTAINERS
ANNO XXXVIII - Numero APRILE 2020
TRANSPORT AND ENVIRONMENT
CARBON-REDUCTION TRENDS AND PROJECTIONS
ABS' 'Setting the Course to Low Carbon Shipping' examines new
fuels, technologies and operational measures and matches that with
forecasts for the world's key trade lanes to envision what shipping
may look like in 2030 and 2050. It applies what ABS currently knows
about existing and future fuels to project which energy source could
be best suited for each trade lane and what that may mean for the
design of the vessels working them.
"A new industry outlook outlines the latest trends and
projections on carbon-reduction strategies for shipping as the
industry looks to meet decarbonisation ambitions"
Research in the outlook suggests that, on the current
trajectory, petroleum-based fuels will still have considerable
market share by 2050, which has significant implications for meeting
the emissions challenge.
Christopher J. Wiernicki, ABS chairman, president and CEO, said:
"The models in our research suggest our industry will meet the
targets for the reduction in carbon intensity by 2050, but it might
miss the target for the total GHG emitted annually. In short, there
is a gap between the industry's present course, and its stated
ABS collaborated with Maritime Strategies International to
create a global scenario for the future CO2 emissions from shipping,
accounting for future variation of fuels used in vessels and the
decarbonisation of different industrial sectors on which shipping
depends. ABS also worked with Herbert Engineering Corp. to develop a
series of tanker, bulk carrier and container ship design concepts to
explore practical options for meeting IMO GHG goals. The outlook's
approach was supported by Maersk.
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