ABB joins call to accelerate shipping decarbonisation

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ABB has joined more than 155 companies urging governments to help shipping decarbonise by 2050.
The Call to Action for Shipping Decarbonisation has been signed by more than 150 industry stakeholders and seeks significantly faster reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions than the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) current ambition, which aims for a 50% reduction by 2050.
Ahead of the intergovernmental COP26 climate negotiations in November, the call asks national governments to deliver the policies that will supercharge the energy transition and make zero emission shipping the default choice by 2030. Specifically, signatories representing the entire maritime value chain including shipping, cargo, energy, finance, ports, and infrastructure.
ABB Turbocharging senior vice president Christoph Rofka said: “Not only do we wholeheartedly support these objectives, but we are in a position to provide technology that makes this transition possible today.
“Turbocharging is crucial to ensuring that many clean fuel candidates can be used effectively. As a leader in this field, ABB Turbocharging is delighted to ally with other leaders across the industry to realize the rapid decarbonization of shipping.”
Vessel designs vary significantly, each dictated by the vessel’s application and purpose. The technologies that will be selected for a particular project will be dictated by the needs and operational profile of the vessel.

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