AWO Joins Maritime Climate Coalition As Founding Member
The American Waterways Operators has joined The Blue Sky Maritime Coalition, a new non-profit alliance of maritime stakeholders across North America who are committed to addressing climate change and achieving a commercially viable net zero greenhouse gas emissions marine transportation sector.
The coalition’s work will focus on four areas: (1) measurement and operational efficiencies; (2) finance, commercial and chartering; (3) policy, regulatory and incentives; and (4) technology, infrastructure and fuels.
AWO’s engagement in the coalition will support the decarbonization principles endorsed by its board of directors during its meeting in May. Others among the 24 founding members of the coalition include AWO carrier members Bay-Houston Towing Company, Centerline Logistics Corporation, Crowley Maritime Corporation, Kirby Corporation, and Moran Towing Corporation, as well as the American Bureau of Shipping and many ports and maritime groups.
“We believe that decarbonization is possible, but only if all stakeholders along this end-to-end value chain are willing to rally together to take advantage of the opportunities in this landscape and address these challenges through cross-sectoral collaboration,” said David Cummins, president of the Blue Sky Maritime Coalition, in a statement.