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Launch – Course to zero

Launch Course to ZeroDecarbonization and sustainability is on everyone’s agenda, and shipping is no exception. Maritime Bergen has therefore together with industry player and in cooperation with DNV developed a handbook for decarbonization. A handbook that describes the drivers and steps to take on shipping’s course to zero.

– DNV wants to thank Maritime Bergen for the opportunity to carry out this strategically important project, creating a handbook for decarbonization of shipping. The theme Maritime Bergen addresses is very important, and we are completely dependent on such initiatives to achieve our climate and environmental goals, states Terje Sverud – Head of Section Environment Advisory, DNV Maritime

Our motivation is to increase the knowledge about drivers and requirements – so that it will be easier for players in the industry to navigate in an increasingly complex landscape. – It is very challenging for the individual player to navigate the unknown waters we are in when it comes to decarbonization of shipping. This of course applies to shipping companies, but also others such as banks and suppliers must understand the risk and opportunities, we have ahead of us.

The handbook from Maritime Bergen is a very useful tool for working with this in a structured way, states Attorney in Law and Partner Cecilie Kock-Hatlebrekke from MH Partners The Handbook provides practical guidance on how to manage decarbonization risks in a structured way to help and guide other stakeholders in the maritime value chain – such as financial institutions, investors, and regulatory bodies so that they have a better understanding on forthcoming trends, technological changes and available solutions -In the handbook we have presented a framework designed to help navigate the complex landscape of decarbonization of shipping.
This framework takes into account factors such as drivers for decarbonization, and available decarbonization technologies. Through this, we are able to help shipowners to identify cost-effective solutions to address their carbon risk. It is now important that the handbook is implemented quickly so that concrete results can be achieved in the near future.

Time is of the essence.
Øyvind Sekkesæter – Consultant (Environment Advisory, DNV Maritime) Maritime Bergen is a member and network organization situated it the heart of the Norwegian West Coast, and with 170 maritime companies under their umbrella they represent the whole maritime value chain. In 2019 the organization set a new strategic direction and that is to actively support its member on their course to zero.
– For company’s course to zero there are several difficult investment decisions that shall be done. This handbook is therefore developed and meant as a tool for decision makers financing new technology, suppliers, and shipowners, where our goal is to describe “what is what”, with a focus on facts, states Managing Director at Maritime Bergen Siv Remøy-Vangen The purpose of the handbook is to provide a better overview on drivers and regulations to the entire maritime value chain and thus involve all
contributors in the industry. The handbook is launches digitally with its own webpage www.coursetozero.com where the intention is to have it updated at all times. In this Maritime Bergen will
continue to cooperate with the industry and other organizations, putting SDG 17 on the top – cooperation for reaching the goals! On Tuesday April 5th at 12:00 hrs Maritime Bergen will launch the handbook at their stand at Lillestrøm C04-24, and we welcome you to join us! All the best, Siv Remøy-Vangen, Managing Director Maritime Bergen

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