The Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation (GCMD) was formed on 1 August 2021 with funding from the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), and six founding partners, namely BHP, BW, DNV Foundation, Eastern Pacific Shipping, Ocean Network Express and Seatrium.

Located in Singapore, GCMD was set up as a non-profit organisation to support decarbonisation of the maritime industry to meet or exceed the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) goals for 2030 and 2050. The Centre is partnered with 26 leading maritime organisations including Hapag-Lloyd, BP, NYK Line, BCG, MSC, IBIA, International Chamber of Shipping, Singapore Shipping Association, Global Maritime Forum and Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping.