Apr.05.2022, Shanghai ----Singapore will be joining 22 other countries in establishing green routes for shipping, Minister for Transport and Minister-in-Charge of Trade Relations, S Iswaran, announced in a speech at the opening ceremony of Singapore Maritime Week (SMW) 2022 on Apr.04.2022, this 16th edition event is organised by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA). The Clydebank Declaration was launched by the UK at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s 26th Conference of Parties (COP26) in November 2021.
On the decarbonization agenda, Minister Iswaran said that Singapore is contributing at both the multilateral level and plurilateral level as a global maritime hub, and announced that Singapore will join the Clydebank Declaration for Green Shipping Corridors together with 22 other Signatory States. The Clydebank Declaration aims to establish green shipping corridors between ports by deploying zero-emission vessel technologies on voyages, or alternative fuel and charging infrastructure in ports.
The Clydebank Declaration aims to establish green shipping corridors between ports by deploying zero-emission vessel technologies on voyages, or alternative fuel and charging infrastructure in ports.
Apart from the signing of the declaration, Iswaran also announced that the Ministry of Transport and MPA will establish the Maritime International Advisory Panel (IAP), which will seek global perspectives on emerging trends and critical developments that will shape the maritime industry. Chaired by Minister Iswaran, the IAP comprises 12 cross-sector global business leaders who will hold the inaugural meeting at SMW 2022.