GIT Adopts IMO Call for ‘New Technologies for Greener Shipping’

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January 5, 2022 (Dartmouth, Canada) — Graphite Innovation and Technologies (GIT) is pleased to share that we are adopting the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) theme for for 2022, “New Technologies for Greener Shipping”.

The theme, a broad mandate for global shipping lines, reflects the need to support a green transition of the maritime sector into a sustainable future.

The theme provides an opportunity to focus on the importance of a sustainable maritime sector and the need to build back better and greener in a post pandemic world.

IMO actively supports a greener transition of the shipping sector into a sustainable future, and showcases maritime innovation, research and development, and the demonstration and deployment of new technologies.

To learn more about the World Maritime Theme for 2022, visit the IMO website here: World Maritime Theme 2022 (imo.org)

As Canada’s leading protective coatings company, GIT is focused on using nanomaterial technologies to deliver solutions for a wide range of applications. The XGIT smart coating systems aim to tackle and solve complex issues by being part of the solution, with the end goal of helping address environmental impacts and saving money for the shipping industry.

Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI)

An additional external force taking shape in the maritime transportation sector is the upcoming Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI). The IMO has set a target of reducing carbon intensity by 40% by 2030. And by 2050, this reduction target increases to 70%. This is part of its Greenhouse Gas Strategy, which has an overall ambition to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50% by 2050. This means that vessels need to significantly reduce their output of carbon dioxide. In the short term, there will need to be significant increases in vessel efficiency. In the longer term a move from fossil fuels to alternative fuels and zero carbon emitting vessels will be needed.

GIT’s XGIT™ product line – a family of patented low-friction, biocide-free marine coatings – is uniquely positioned to be an attractive tool set for vessel operators who are racing to lower their carbon footprint and boost fuel efficiency, as the Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI) comes into effect. GIT provides a technical pathway to net zero emissions.

GIT is partnering with vessel operators to unlock fuel savings and helping them reach EEXI targets along the way to achieving IMO compliance. For more information on GIT’s unique opportunity with EEXI, please visit www.grapheneenteprise.ca/eexi

Quotes

“This is the perfect way to start 2022. A clear directive to adopt technologies that will assist in reaching net zero emissions. Our team is excited to see such a drive for greener shipping and clean technologies.”

Mo AlGermozi – Chief Executive Officer and C0-Founder, Graphite Innovation and Technologies (GIT)

“Our unique approach to sustainability is a key differentiator among peers in the marine coatings sector. XGIT coatings systems unlock fuel efficiency gains and help reduce drag, leading to greater profits and lower greenhouse gas emissions. The “New Technologies for Greener Shipping” theme is the perfect opportunity for GIT to showcase the unique tools we can offer global shipping lines to provide a technical pathway to net zero emissions.”

Marciel Gaier – Chief Technology Officer, Graphite Innovation and Technologies (GIT)

About Graphite Innovation and Technologies Inc. (GIT)
GIT is a leading Canadian materials engineering firm focused on delivering disruptive uses for graphene technologies. GIT supplies the world’s most sustainable marine coatings to the maritime transportation sector.

About the International Maritime Organization (IMO)

IMO – the International Maritime Organization – is the United Nations specialized agency with responsibility for the safety and security of shipping and the prevention of marine and atmospheric pollution by ships. IMO’s work supports the UN SDGs.​

As a specialized agency of the United Nations, IMO is the global standard-setting authority for the safety, security and environmental performance of international shipping. Its main role is to create a regulatory framework for the shipping industry that is fair and effective, universally adopted and universally implemented.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Graphite Innovation and Technologies Inc. (GIT)

Kyle Burton

Partnerships and Marketing Manager

Cell: (902) 877-7562

kburton@grapheneenterprise.ca

 

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