Evolving scope of The Silk Alliance
The Silk Alliance started as a project focusing on delivering a decarbonisation plan for a fleet of small-medium containerships operating in a route between Singapore and another port.
It has now evolved into a programme focusing on creating and implementing a green corridor roadmap based around a decarbonisation plan for a fleet that predominantly operates and refuels in Singapore, which includes different vessel types trading across multiple ports from the Pacific Islands, Southeast Asia, North Asia to East Africa.
The next stage
The Silk Alliance seeks to expand to a wider demand sector and grow to include other ship types, fuel producers and governments. This allows refinement and deployment of the First Mover Framework to generate data to which decisions can be made, including the scope and timing of green corridor.
The next stage will be developing The Silk Alliance green corridor cluster implementation plan through to mid-2023 and then developing the process to undertake and execute projects with maximum impact. This will capture all the required steps and components to have a successful green corridor in operation, as well initiating projects and workstreams to do so.