How can we successfully decarbonize the shipping industry? What are the main challenges faced by industry players to get there? What avenues should be prioritized?

To address the issue of energy transition, the Port of Montreal recently published the white paper The Energy Transition: Challenges and Opportunities in collaboration with Claude Comtois, Professor Emeritus in Geography at the Université de Montreal, regular member of UdeM’s Interuniversity Research Centre on Enterprise Networks, Logistics and Transportation (CIRRELT) and academic advisor to the MPA.

 

International leadership

In 2018, the member states of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) committed to reducing the total volume of GHG emissions generated by shipping by at least 50% below the 2008 level by 2050. To achieve this goal, all industry players are stepping up their initiatives. This report provides an understanding of the various issues that stand in the way of the energy transition, as well as the technological, commercial, economic and human opportunities that it will generate. It also confirms the place of Quebec and Canada among the leaders in the decarbonization of the marine and port industry on an international scale.

Check it out at: The Energy Transition: Challenges and opportunities