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“Green Shipping Corridors have the potential to catalyse decarbonisation in the maritime sector by focusing on specific maritime routes.
“Not only can they help to identify and action the solutions needed for a given corridor by aligning vessels with infrastructure, but they can also demonstrate the UK’s leadership and pitch to the rest of the world as we all seek to accelerate our progress toward net-zero. Be that finance, professional services, technology, or manufacturing.
“Maritime UK and its members are committed to developing green corridors and look forward to working closely with partners from the US, Norway, and the Netherlands to make them a reality.”
“To advance sustainable development and truly zero-emissions ships, we have to get rid of the oil-lubricated shaft line and replace it with one lubricated by seawater. The environmental impact of an oil-lubricated sterntube needs serious consideration.
"Leaks from the global shipping fleet’s propeller shafts resulted last year in more than 60 million gallons of oil. This is about the same as the Amoco Cadiz spill, but it’s happening year after year after year
"Oil-lubricated propeller shafts are often considered to be sealed systems, but they’re not. If they were, then a ship’s oil header tank containing 2000-3000 litres of oil wouldn’t need topping up with oil every few years!”