Shipping: Exhaust Emissions

Department for Transport written question – answered at on 28 July 2022.

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Photo of Lord Berkeley Lord Berkeley Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in establishing clean maritime clusters.

Photo of Baroness Vere of Norbiton Baroness Vere of Norbiton Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

Department for Transport (DfT) commissioned a study into maritime clusters. The work was delivered by E4Tech and UMAS in 2020 and identified a wide range of UK locations where innovation strengths could combine with local demand for clean solutions, providing a foundation for maritime clusters. Based on this work, clusters are being considered as one option as part of wider initiatives such as Centre for Smart Shipping, which forms a part of the newly established UK Shipping Office for Reducing Emissions (UK SHORE).

UK SHORE is a £206m Research and Development investment programme, which will work in partnership with industry to tackle the technological barriers to maritime decarbonization and speed the transition of the UK toward a decarbonised maritime sector. It will deliver a suite of interventions transforming the UK into a global leader in the design, manufacture and operation of clean maritime technology – boosting both jobs and economic growth.

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