Singapore promotes emission reduction in ports

Container Cargo freight ship with working crane bridge in a shipyard in Singapore. Credit: primeimages/Getty Images

Singapore is encouraging collaboration between players to help ports reduce emissions

With extensive fleets of diesel-fuelled cargo-handling equipment and invariably limited berth space, ports are at the forefront of efforts by the maritime industry to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by improving operational efficiencies.

Highlighting the role ports play, International Maritime Organization’s (IMO’s) technical adviser Astrid Dispert said, “Ports and shipping are intrinsically linked; as such, efforts to reduce maritime emissions need to extend beyond seagoing ships alone.”

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