Today we celebrate World Maritime Day 2022 with the theme: New Technologies for Greener Shipping. International shipping is responsible for more than 80% of global trade, making it an essential industry that plays a crucial role in the global economy. However, with the increase in global trade, there is also an increase in the negative impact on the environment. The shipping industry is a significant contributor to air and water pollution and the emissions of greenhouse gases. Therefore, the adoption of new technologies for sustainable maritime development is a priority. We need a safe, secure, and efficient shipping industry, transitioning to a green future.
In this context, the focus on innovation, education, and maritime infrastructure are some of the key activities that the maritime players have to consider in the following years. New technologies such as electric and hybrid ships, digitalization and automation, and advanced materials are some of the most promising solutions for greener shipping. These technologies not only reduce the environmental impact but also improve the operational efficiency of ships and ports.
The celebration of World Maritime Day also links to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with a focus on climate action, sustainable use of oceans, and industry, among others. By focusing on sustainable maritime development, we can help to achieve these goals and make the world a better place for future generations.
Since 2002, the environment is one of our core values at Mr. Marine. We embed sustainable practices in our daily activities and in the business that we conduct. Through Mr. Marine Ballast, we minimize the risks of invasive species in our global waters, ensuring the vessels comply with the Ballast Water Management Convention. We are also committed to reducing our carbon footprint and promoting the use of cleaner energy sources for our ships.
Together we can take the lead in building a sustainable maritime future. By working together, we can achieve a greener, more efficient and more sustainable shipping industry. Let us all do our part in promoting sustainable shipping for a better future.