ABB Marine & Ports has delivered testimony in the US House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure about the future of marine technologies.
Underpinning the company’s commitment to tackling the ever-increasing consequences of climate change, ABB Marine & Ports presented a comprehensive approach to reducing marine emissions at a hearing in front the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation.
The hearing on “The Path to a Carbon-Free Maritime Industry: Investments and Innovation” assessed current and future technologies for zero-emission vessel operations.
As the sole original equipment manufacturer (OEM) to testify at the hearing, ABB Marine & Ports presented an extensive overview of proven technologies that are commercially available today to reduce marine emissions, as well as shared recommendations for driving the shift to sustainable shipping and further developing solutions for enabling this transition.
Sustainable transportation has a crucial role in the fight against climate change, with shipping accounting for 2 - 3% of the world’s total greenhouse gas emissions. The International Maritime Organisation, a United Nations agency responsible for regulating shipping, has set a global target to cut annual emissions by at least 50% by 2050 from 2008 levels.
A Congressional hearing is a key method by which US Congressional committees collect and analys e information as part of their legislative function. The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure has jurisdiction over many modes of transportation in the US, including surface and maritime transportation.
With more than half of ABB's global revenues derived from technologies that directly address the causes of climate change, the company aims to enable sustainable transportation for all modes, including marine vessels. The company’s solutions for sustainable marine transportation are being used around the world. In 2020, the first all-electric vessels ever built in the US – the Niagara Falls tour operator Maid of the Mist tour boats – will start operation, powered by ABB’s zero-emission technology.
Read the article online at: https://www.drybulkmagazine.com/shipping/17012020/abb-presents-recommendation-for-zero-emission-marine-technology-to-us-congress/