London based Infinity Maritime, an Alternative Finance Digital Platform, Partners Lloyd’s Register to Support Maritime Sustainability

Infinity Maritime has announced a partnership with Lloyd’s Register in order to enhance maritime sustainability

As noted in a release shared with CI:

“Following on from the announcement of collaboration with … international ship brokers, Infinity Maritime reflects the maritime ecosystem by announcing its partnership with … Classification Society Lloyd’s Register to verify the sustainability of its fleet and enhance their environmental and operational performance.”

Infinity Maritime, the first platform to offer alternative maritime finance via digitization enabling fractional ownership of commercial ships, including tankers, bulkers, and box ships, has a focus on creating the most “sustainable” commercial fleet possible.

Infinity Maritime is developing asset-backed MetaUnits for the ships it purchases and operates that “will be tradeable, resulting in a secondary market for investors,” the announcement noted while adding that the platform focuses on “creating a sustainable fleet via the purchase and upgrade of modern vessels, in line with the Poseidon Principles and the Sea Cargo Charter for sustainability.”

As stated in the announcement:

“LR will advise on sustainability in vessel selection, performance monitoring of operators and vessel emissions, benchmarking versus the market and future proofing for the developing regulations, so that the platform can lead the way with adhering to changing rating requirements, and the costs associated with them.”

Andrew McKeran, Lloyds Register Business Director, Maritime Performance Services, remarked:

“We’re delighted to be partnering with Infinity Maritime to help bring this great new platform to market with a vision to deliver environmental benefits to the entire maritime ecosystem. We bring to the table our leading I4Insight platform and LR’s Maritime Decarbonisation Hub”

Andrew Graham, Chairman, Infinity Maritime, added:

“Infinity’s ambition is to reinvigorate the Maritime ecosystem – not disrupt it, while leading the way with the adoption of the Poseidon Principles and showing how sustainable shipping can also be the most commercially attractive. We’re proud to be working with these world leading Class Societies to make this happen.”

Infinity Maritime is the London-headquartered alternative finance digital platform “for the issuance and trading of asset-backed MetaUnits in the maritime sector.”

As explained in the release:

“Through the fractionalization and digitization of maritime assets, Infinity allows broader access to real asset investment opportunities and more exit opportunities for investors within the global maritime industry with a core objective of promoting sustainability.”

Purchasers/acquirers of MetaUnits include “a wide range of maritime and finance industry participants, such as family offices, hedge funds, HNW/UHNW and other yield investors.”

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