Shipping emissions

Agency hopes to cut shipping emissions

The Pacific Community said old ships are a big contributer to the region's greenhouse gas emissions.

The new agency, called the Maritime Cooperation Centre, hopes to kick off a transition to low-carbon shipping.

The SPC's Thierry Nervale said it will be part of a global network, and will work to create greater awareness and make greener technology available to companies in the region however it has got its work cut out for it.