Infographics released to show shipping’s path towards decarbonisation

British consultants UMAS have today released a series of infographics showing what fuels will help to decarbonise shipping by 2050.

The infographics show the deep emission cuts that will be needed to meet the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) greenhouse gas (GHG) targets and demonstrate that energy efficiency measures, whilst important, will not be sufficient on their own. It then highlights the huge potential of untapped renewable energy potential to produce low- or zero-emissions electro-fuels and what next steps are necessary to scale up these solutions.

Dr Nishatabbas Rehmatulla, principal consultant at UMAS, commented: “Shipping will have to at least halve its emissions by 2050 and completely decarbonise under the 1.5 degrees temperature goal, we must not lose sight of this important long-term goal, which requires action now. The infographic summarises and is underpinned by almost a decade of research and suggests next steps to navigating decarbonisation in the sector.”


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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