The International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) and GreenVoyage2050 Project have signed a strategic partnership to work on reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from ships.
Funded by the Government of Norway, the GreenVoyage2050 Project is executed by the International Maritime Organization (IMO).
In a statement sent to Bunkerspot today (15 October), IMO said: ‘The partnership will result in collaboration to jointly deliver technical cooperation and capacity-building activities to support implementation of an IMO resolution (MEPC.323(74)) which encourages voluntary cooperation between ships and ports to cut GHG emissions.’
The new agreement builds on the IAPH’s partnership with the GloMEEP Project, which ended in December 2019 and led to the development of a Port Emissions Toolkit that provides guidance for ports wishing to develop port-specific emissions inventories and emissions reductions strategies.
According to IMO: ‘The partnership with GreenVoyage2050 seeks to support countries even further, through the development of additional tools for ports to become cleaner and greener. More specifically, IAPH and GreenVoyage2050 will jointly develop several workshop packages on sustainable ports, exploring potential measures and incentives in the port to reduce GHG emissions, and dedicated training materials on Onshore Power Supply (OPS), supporting ports to assess viability and key considerations which need to be thought through before making any investments.’