Developing clean maritime technology is a key strand in the
Prime Minister's Ten Point plan.
The Department for Transport's Decarbonisation
Plan indicates that the maritime sector has already begun to
decarbonise, but with new technologies now reaching the stage of
demonstration and initial deployment, the pace must increase if we
are able to enable significant emission reductions within the
But it's not simply a case of our vessels switching to zero and
low carbon sources of fuel such as ammonia and highly efficient
batteries, our whole maritime infrastructure such as ports,
harbours, the energy networks supplying the fuels of the future and
the wider transport network moving our goods and passengers will
all need to decarbonise too.
With so much going on, it's imperative that we don't take our
eye off the ball when it comes to safety.
Image published with permission of the Port of London Authority
HSE Research and Consultancy is applying its expertise
in hydrogen and batteries risk management to help the maritime
industry achieve net zero, safely.
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