It’s official: The Isle of Man Ship Registry has become the first flag state to join the Getting to Zero Coalition.
The Getting to Zero Coalition
The Getting to Zero Coalition is an industry-led alliance of more than 120 companies within the maritime, energy, infrastructure and finance sectors, supported by key governments and IGOs. The ambition of the Getting to Zero Coalition is to have commercially viable zero emission vessels operating along deep sea trade routes by 2030, supported by the necessary infrastructure for scalable zero-carbon energy sources including production, distribution, storage and bunkering
The Coalition says the development and deployment of commercially viable, deep-sea zero-emission vessels by 2030 is key to achieving the International Maritime Organisation’s target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from shipping by at least 50 per cent by 2050 compared to 2008 levels.
The Isle of Man Ship Registry is one of the world’s leading registers of ships and super yachts, ranking 17 in the world by Clarksons in terms of tonnage with around 14 million gross tonnes, 400 ships and 11,000 seafarers under its flag. It believes flag states have an important role to play in promoting green shipping and helping the industry meet IMO environmental targets.
“It is our collective responsibility to respond to the climate emergency by taking action to effect real change for the benefit of our environment and industry. The Getting to Zero Coalition brings together a diverse range of organisations and we are looking forward to working closely with them to help make commercially viable, zero-emission vessels a scalable reality.” Cameron Mitchell Director of the Isle of Man Ship Registry said.
Mitchell also added: “As a flag state we work in partnership with shipping lines, classification societies and shipyards around the world to ensure compliance with IMO rules. Our expertise, experience and existing relationships with key sector organisations mean we are well placed to champion the Getting to Zero message and support exciting new initiatives to decarbonise shipping.”