In March of 2021, ZeroNorth, acknowledging the necessity of collaboration, formed Impact Today, bringing together companies from all across the shipping industry with a common vision in mind, decarbonisation. The fight against climate change is not a battle any individual actor can manoeuvre. To make the changes that our planet needs while managing ever increasing trade volumes, we need to work together. Impact Today’s partnerships connect ship owners and operators with technology companies in an unprecedented way with the potential to make a serious impact. The founding of Impact Today with the support of Ultrabulk, Westernbulk, Cargill, Bearing, Maersk Tankers, and Propulsion Dynamics opened the door to our ambitions of a greener, healthier Earth. Every member of Impact Today is committed to a future of sustainable and efficient global trade.
Responsible for roughly 3 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, the international shipping industry has an obligation to be a source of radical change. The International Maritime Organization has pledged their desire to meet the long-term goal of a 50 percent reduction in GHG emissions by 2050. While certainly a challenge, this goal serves as an enormous potential opportunity for the development of new thinking and technology. Acknowledging this, Impact Today represents a shifting mindset when it comes to problem solving on a massive scale. The group stands as a catalyst for both immediate and future action.
Through our workshops, Impact Today has already made ambitious moves in regards to fuel consumption models and the revolutionising of noon reports. These are still only the first steps however, with Impact Today envisioning unprecedented progress in carbon efficiency through the optimisation of every aspect of shipping, from voyages to vessels. This collaboration has the capability to not only limit our emissions, but to also stimulate economic and technological growth.
Change in our industry only represents a small fraction of what is needed to mitigate the climate crisis, but through our actions, we can serve as a model to the rest of the world as to how decarbonisation efforts can be the source of progress across all sectors. The only way this evolution is possible is through our combined efforts, as such, we are always looking to form new partnerships, only requiring a commitment to industry decarbonisation and a willingness to be a source of change.