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Ports showcase urgent action on climate change

The British Ports Association and the UK Chamber of Shipping are proud to present a showcase of the maritime industry’s transition to a smarter, cleaner future in their exclusive new programmes created in partnership with CWP. The International Maritime Organization hosted a premier screening for sector delegates on 13th September during London International Shipping Week, and both programmes are now available to view in full online.

Committed to a cleaner future, the global shipping industry is undergoing a transformative journey. ‘Making Waves: The Future of Shipping’, produced in collaboration with the UK Chamber, shines a spotlight on the efforts already underway and sends a clear call for continued ambitious action in order to decarbonise. The programme charts the sector’s rapid progress in innovation – from alternative fuels to new technologies, and gives voice to those calling for increased regulation in order to deliver a sustainable future.

Intrinsic to our domestic shipping industry are Britain’s ports; our gateways to and from the world, playing an irreplaceable role in our economy and in our communities. ‘Gateways to Growth’, delivered in partnership with the BPA, reveals the people, communities and organisations behind them, highlighting ports’ vital contribution to society, and the innovations shaping their pathway to net zero.

The programmes feature comment from industry leaders and thought makers, including Robert Courts MP, Minister for Aviation & Maritime; and Baroness Brown, Chair, Carbon Trust; as well as stories from organisations and professionals that are driving efforts across both sectors towards a positive future.Among the organisations featured are; the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), Artemis Technologies, Bibby Marine, BMT, DNV, EPSRC, Harwich Haven Authority, HFW, the International Maritime Organization (IMO), ION, Jacobs, Lean Marine, Lloyd’s Register, MarRI-UK, Montrose Port Authority, Newcastle University, Norton Rose Fulbright, Orkney Harbour Authority, PD Ports, Port of Dover, Port of Milford Haven, Port of Workington, Portsmouth International Port, Quadrise Fuels, Resilience Shift / ARUP, the Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI), Sutton Harbour Group, Trafigura, TT Club, Wärtsilä, Windship Technology and Windward.

Our ports are a source of great national pride. There is much to celebrate in their value to communities and industry across the UK, however we must remain committed to the country’s net zero target and take inspiration from some of the stories featured in Gateways to Growth

Richard Ballantyne, Chief Executive of the British Ports Associaton

We are delighted that our partnership with CWP has provided a platform to showcase the huge efforts underway across the industry to embrace the challenges and opportunities we face in reducing emissions. We hope this will provide further impetus for innovation and progress as we collectively take action on climate change

Bob Sanguinetti, Chief Executive of the UK Chamber of Shipping

With the Decade of Action for sustainable solutions now fully underway, it’s been hugely encouraging to experience the sense of optimism from every corner of the maritime industry, and to portray this in these programmes. There is no doubt that the industry is facing a grand set of challenges, but this is a highly motivated maritime community, and we are excited to share some of their stories.

Max Smith, Managing Director, CWP