A recent innovative solution will provide an opportunity to recognize and reduce their own ocean freight’s carbon footprint. The “GoodShipping Program” offers cargo owners an easy to understand method in order to decrease their carbon footprint from within the industry. The program seeks to have cargo owners use bio-fuel in order to increase low-carbon fuels into marine fuel mix.
The “GoodShipping Program” has been announced at an essential time for shipping industry. The Paris Climate Agreement omitted shipping emissions, leaving the industry vulnerable and without direction to combat greenhouse gasses. It is anticipated that emissions level of shipping will rise from 50% to 250% by 2050, which would mean the industry becomes more responsible for more than 15% of the total global CO2-emissions.