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China’s shipping giants join forces to map out green future

Some of the biggest names in Chinese maritime are joining forces to map out a greener path. Sinopec, COSCO, China Merchants Energy Shipping, ICBC Financial Leasing and China Classification Society (CCS) have launched the Sustainable Shipping Innovation and Development Initiative (SSIDI) in Beijing.

SSIDI’s research work will focus on the economy, safety, technology maturity, policies and regulations, fuel availability, market mechanisms and other aspects of alternative fuels for shipping.

CCS vice president Fan Quang said: “We believe this partnership and shared knowledge approach is vital and that SSIDI will play a major role in the shipping industry’s low carbon journey.”

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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