15 February 2023 

Africa could be green jobs leader as shipping undergoes low carbon revolution

Action Required: Communications leads are kindly asked to take note of the joint press release following the Maritime Just Transition Task Force telling Africa’s maritime leaders in Accra that their continent was well placed to take a large share of the new jobs and training places expected from shipping’s green transition.

Africa has an opportunity to become a world leader in seafarer training and could yet claim many of the new green jobs up for grabs as the global shipping industry transitions to low- and zero-carbon fuels, attendees were told at the Green Shipping Conference held in Accra on 15 February.

The conference is being hosted by the Ghana Maritime Authority in partnership with the Danish Maritime Authority and the UN’s International Maritime Organization (IMO). Delegates, including many Directors-General of shipping, are gathered representing 17 maritime authorities from across the African region. With 1.3 billion people and a combined GDP of $3.5 trillion dollars, Africa is one of the world’s biggest growth markets.

For the full joint press release please click Annex A below.