Hempel showcases marine solutions at COP27

Nov 22, 2022 | Featured Article, News

Hempel showcases marine solutions at COP27

As part of Hempel’s participation at COP27, Alexander Enström, Executive Vice President, Head of Marine at Hempel A/S, has joined the conversation on how to accelerate the decarbonisation of the shipping industry. Hempel also showcased solutions that can help achieve measurable results in that regard.

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Alexander Enström, Executive Vice President, Head of Marine at Hempel A/S

The shipping industry is responsible for 3% of global GHG emissions every year. The good news is that the necessary technologies to achieve a significant emissions reduction from shipping are already available.

“The climate crisis requires urgent action. We already have technologies that make vessels significantly more fuel efficient, preserve the marine environment, reduce fuel costs and enable a more sustainable value chain,” says Enström. “The key to fully leveraging these technologies is transparency. As an industry, we need to find a way to share knowledge and data to enable a meaningful acceleration of the industry’s decarbonisation ambitions.”

Increasingly, regulatory bodies are driving an accelerated decarbonisation of the maritime industry. This is what Hempel discussed when participating in the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping event on “Regulations as a key enabler of maritime decarbonisation” at COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.

Enström continues: “By applying a premium hull coating to more than 3,000 ships, Hempel has enabled fuel savings of approx. 27M tonnes of CO2 through enabling smoother hulls and reducing drag. These solutions can accelerate the decarbonisation of the shipping industry here and now and help our customers to comply with new, stricter regulations. Hempel supports greater transparency between key industry players to drive this further and faster.”