Leading the energy transition

Award-winning Strategy

The LR Maritime Decarbonisation Hub’s winning proposal for “Development of a Route-based Action Plan Methodology based on The Silk Alliance” won the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) NextGEN Connect Challenge 2023 award and has been selected for pilot implementation in collaboration with the IMO and Singapore Maritime Port Authority (MPA).

Organised by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and the IMO, the IMO NextGEN Connect Challenge was an invitation for submissions to develop a robust methodology that stakeholders could use to create specific, route-based action plans to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions between specific points along a shipping route in the Asia Pacific region.

The Silk Alliance Green Corridor Cluster action plan proposal was selected for its unique methodology in focusing on a fleet predominantly bunkering in Singapore and trading across the wider Asia region, from which the partners will identify feasibility scenarios for in-scope container ships to drive significant emissions-savings within the intra-Asia container trade.

This methodology aims to generate a spillover effect of knowledge, capability, and investment into the wider region, contributing to a just and equitable transition that benefits Less Developed Countries (LDCs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in Asia Pacific.

IMO NextGEN Award

“YANG MING is committed to the shipping decarbonisation and we are proud to be a founding member of The Silk Alliance. The Silk Alliance teamed up the brilliant members from both upstream and downstream of shipping industry, providing a unique opportunity for different stakeholders to work together towards the decarbonisation. YANG MING will continuously devote ourselves together with Alliance to sailing for a greener ocean.”

Captain James Jeng Chief Marine Technology Officer, YANG MING MARINE TRANSPORT CORP