Quick Dips
Curated topical articles on the Blue Economy

Why a greener maritime future is crucial for sustainable development

Gyorgyi Gurban, Economist Impact Shipping & Ports

Ahead of her panel discussion at this year’s World Ocean Summit, Gyorgyi Gurban, head of projects implementation, International Maritime Organisation on how greener shipping could be a game-changing opportunity to deliver on multiple sustainability targets.

Read more → (3 minute read)

'Wake up': Senate hearing considers threat of climate change on 'blue economy'

Lucas Thompson, NBC News Shipping & Ports

Sea level rise impacts coastal ecosystems and infrastructure that underpin the blue economy including supply chains, real estate, infrastructure, agriculture, insurance markets, health costs and more.

Read more → (3 minute read)

Harbouring sustainability: How ports can embrace environmental excellence

Carlos Correia, World Ocean Initiative Shipping & Ports

A guest blog by Carlos Correia, CEO, Port of Lisbon.

Read more → (2 minute read)

What are the areas in need of greatest co-operation in the shipping industry to transition to a sustainable future?

Simon Bennett. Economist Impact Energy Solutions Shipping & Ports

The global regulator of shipping has set the industry an ambitious net-zero target for 2050. Unified next steps are needed to meet this crucial goal.

Read more → (3 minute read)

Top Global Ports May Be Unusable By 2050 Without More Climate Action, Report Says

Jonathan Saul, Reuters Shipping & Ports

A new report highlights that without more climate action some global ports may be unusable by 2050.

Read more → (4 minute read)

Amsterdam could ban cruise ships to tackle overtourism. What are other holiday destinations doing?

Gabi Thesing, World Economic Forum Plastics & Pollution Shipping & Ports Tourism

Amsterdam is the latest tourist destination to consider banning cruise ships in a fight against overtourism and pollution.

Read more → (4 minute read)

The Future Of Sustainable Ocean Shipping

Mathew Elenjickal, Forbes Shipping & Ports

Players across the shipping industry recognize that it’s time to turn the ocean green.

Read more → (4 minute read)

Fashion industry driving demand for green shipping, Maersk says

Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen, Reuters Shipping & Ports

Fashion brands are a key driver of demand for green shipping fuels, according to shipping group Maersk (MAERSKb.CO), as the sector faces pressure from consumers and regulators to reduce their climate footprint.

Read more → (4 minute read)

The most important climate meeting of the year

Vartan Badalian, GreenBiz Shipping & Ports

The International Maritime Organization aims to adopt a revised greenhouse gas emission strategy for the shipping sector.

Read more → (6 minute read)

Countries must forge ‘Global Blue Deal’ to protect the ocean: UNCTAD

United Nations Fisheries & Aquaculture Shipping & Ports Tourism

The ocean can provide vast opportunities for developing countries to build more innovative and resilient economies, but climate change, pollution and overfishing threaten the livelihoods of some three billion people who rely on it for food and income.

Read more → (4 minute read)

Singapore, LA, Long Beach Ports Ink Agreement on Green and Digital Shipping Corridor

C40 Cities Shipping & Ports

As leading global hub ports, Singapore, Los Angeles, and Long Beach are vital nodes on the trans-Pacific shipping lane and key stakeholders in the maritime sector’s green transition.

Read more → (3 minute read)

Fueling the Blue Economy

Doug Helton, Office of Response and Restoration at NOAA Energy Solutions Shipping & Ports

The vast majority of ships use petroleum oil, although there is an increasing use of alternative fuels.

Read more → (6 minute read)

4 Way to Invest in a Sustainable 'Blue Economy'

Institute for Sustainable Investing, Morgan Stanley Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture Shipping & Ports Tourism

Tackling climate change, protecting biodiversity and fostering inclusive economic growth will require more than $3 trillion of investments in the world’s oceans in the coming decades.

Read more → (6 minute read)

Net-zero shipping: how maritime transport can rapidly reduce emissions

World Ocean Initiative, The Economist Group Energy Solutions Shipping & Ports

Speakers at the 10th annual World Ocean Summit said the industry wants to decarbonise, but a lack of regulatory and market drivers is getting in the way.

Read more → (5 minute read)

Maritime Blue launches “Fourth Wave” of the Maritime Blue Innovation Accelerator

American Journal of Transportation Energy Solutions Shipping & Ports

Washington Maritime Blue announced its fourth cohort, affectionately called the Fourth Wave, of the Maritime Blue Innovation Accelerator.

Read more → (3 minute read)

Is ocean conservation the next climate tech? 7 investors explain why they’re all in

Tim De Chant, TechCrunch Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture Plastics & Pollution Shipping & Ports

For an ecosystem that covers a majority of the planet, the oceans have basically been ignored by startups and investors alike.

Read more → (6 minute read)

Shipping Industry Gets on Board for Decarbonisation

World Ocean Initiative, The Economist Impact Energy Solutions Shipping & Ports

A recent session at Economist Impact’s World Ocean Summit Asia-Pacific, sponsored by Ocean Network Express (ONE), examined the progress and future plans of the shipping industry, as well as barriers to action.

Read more → (6 minute read)

The top 5 sustainability and climate trends to watch in 2023

Economic Impact Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture Plastics & Pollution Shipping & Ports Tourism

Economist Impact’s Martin Koehring highlights why stronger collaboration will be required to accelerate progress in 2023.

Read more → (4 minute read)

Developing The Blue Economy Requires Collaborative Effort

Observer Research Foundation Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture Shipping & Ports

Eighty per cent of world trade happens using the seas, 40 per cent of the world’s population live near coastal areas, and more than three billion people access the oceans for their livelihood. 

Read more → (3 minute read)

The US$2.5 Trillion Blue Economy Investment Opportunity

Michael van Niekerk, Investment Magazine Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture Plastics & Pollution Shipping & Ports Tourism

The ocean or the global “blue economy” contributes US$2.5 trillion ($3.8 trillion) a year in economic output – equivalent to world’s seventh-largest economy by GDP – and is expected to expand at twice the rate of the mainstream economy, reaching US$3 trillion a year by 2030.

Read more → (4 minute read)