The International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) have launched an online ecosystem of maritime transport decarbonisation initiatives – the NextGEN web portal.

NextGEN, where GEN stands for ‘green and efficient navigation’, can be found here. The platform brings stakeholders together to identify the gaps and opportunities for decarbonisation in the international shipping community.

The NextGEN portal aims to encourage information sharing; create critical networks and opportunities for collaboration; and facilitate capacity building.

IMO secretary general Kitack Lim said: “The single biggest challenge we face is the battle against global warming and climate change. We need more collaborative action to speed up research into emission-cutting technology in the maritime sector and into zero- and low-carbon marine fuels. Above all, we need to make sure we leave no one behind.”

The NextGEN portal already encompasses over 140 projects spanning over 500 partners and 13 fuel types. Regions covered include Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, the Middle East and the Pacific Islands.