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Shipping: Exhaust Emissions

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 145846, tabled on 23 March 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the impact of the introduction of the Clydebank Declaration on the maritime industry.

Answered on

29 March 2022

Signatory states to this UK-led COP26 initiative have declared their ambition and intent to support the establishment of green shipping corridors – routes between two or more ports on which zero-emission shipping solutions are demonstrated and supported.

This initiative aims to accelerate the deployment of zero emission technologies and fuels over the next decade and beyond, enabling the transition to zero-emission shipping, and is designed to complement action at the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

The 22 states have a collective aim to support the establishment of at least 6 green corridors by the middle of this decade, while aiming to scale activity up in the following years.

It is also expected that the Declaration will unlock opportunities for the maritime industry and provide socioeconomic benefits for communities in countries involved. The Government’s leadership on the Declaration and ongoing work to implement it by supporting the establishment of UK corridors puts us in a strong position to seize these benefits.