Collaboration is key to the low-carbon transition according to Stolt Tankers’ Giorgio Guadagna

Earlier this month, Giorgio Guadagna, Business Partner, Sustainability and Decarbonisation from Stolt Tankers addressed delegates at the Envirotech for Shipping Forum in the Netherlands.

During his presentation ‘Sustainability, Decarbonisation and Future Fuels’ Giorgio shared Stolt Tankers’ approach to sustainability and decarbonisation and set out our ambitions to: reduce our carbon intensity by 50% (relative to 2008) by 2030; operate at least one carbon-neutral ship by 2030; and to become a fully carbon-neutral business by 2050.

He also gave insights of some of the technologies and alternative fuels that Stolt Tankers has been piloting across its fleets, along with how we are collaborating with other industry leaders to move shipping towards a carbon-free future.

As a secondee to the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Carbon Shipping (MMMZCS), Giorgio also shared research findings from the centre in the areas of emissions reduction and after treatments.

The Eurotech conference presented a good opportunity to meet with people from likeminded organisations and share the progress that we are making at Stolt Tankers, along with our partners at MMMZCS. It is essential that we continue to work together across the whole maritime value chain and collaborate if the industry is to become more sustainable.” — Giorgio Guadagna, Business Partner, Sustainability and Decarbonisation, Stolt Tankers

Giorgio also took part in a panel discussion during the conference. The panel explored several topics including the likelihood of the maritime industry reaching zero emissions and the role that cargo owners will play. It also debated the merits and challenges of the various alternative fuels for newbuildings, their availability and viability for use in ships.