13 March 2023
At the end of February, our Head of Consulting and Energy Transition, Shivaprakash Rao, attended the BIMP-EAGA Maritime 2023 in Jakarta, and delivered a presentation discussing the effects of decarbonization on ports operational efficiency.
With the current climate emergency, the world is looking to limit the temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius and promote sustainable development. Global maritime transport is a significant contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, accounting for almost 3% of the world's emissions.
Ports, which serve as gateways to the world and where ships refuel and load or unload goods, play a crucial role. They need to make significant investments in renewable energy, energy-efficient infrastructure, and technology to meet the demands of the green transition.
The decarbonization of ports is a crucial step towards a more sustainable and responsible future for both ports and the global maritime sector. By implementing operational efficiencies and adopting low-carbon or zero-carbon fuels, ports can play a significant role in transitioning to a more sustainable future.
Sustainable ports that prioritize ESG factors are not only better for the environment, but they are also more attractive investments. It is time for ports to take decisive action towards sustainable port development.
Shiva was thrilled to join the event and commented:
At the BIMP-EAGA Maritime 2023 in Jakarta, we have witnessed a remarkable convergence of ideas and shared commitment towards building green and sustainable supply chains. The enthusiasm for electrification, ammonia, hydrogen and methanol highlights the determination of the port community to drive decarbonization and embrace green technologies for a prosperous and resilient future.
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