Decarbonizing Shipping

The International Maritime Organization has targeted net zero emissions from international shipping by around 2050.

To reach this goal, and to make the transition to full decarbonization possible, commercially viable zero emission vessels must start entering the global fleet by 2030, with their numbers scaled up through the 2030s and 2040s.

This will require both developing the vessels and the future fuel supply chain, which can only be done through close collaboration and deliberate collective action between the maritime industry, the energy sector, the financial sector, and governments and IGOs.

The “Getting to Zero Coalition” (GTZ) is an alliance of companies across the maritime, energy, infrastructure and finance sectors, supported by key governments and IGOs. GTZ is committed to getting commercially viable, deep sea, zero emission vessels, powered by zero emission fuels, into operation by 2030: maritime shipping’s moon shot ambition.

Recognizing the serious social and economic challenges of climate change, and the significant value of transitioning shipping to a decarbonized future, we are committed to achieving net zero emissions by 2050, are active members of GTZ, and are signatories to the Call to Action for Shipping Decarbonization.”

Global Mariime
Getting Zero


Please see the Climate Strategy section of the GSL ESG Report