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IMO Approves Controversial Draft Amendment on CO2 Ranking System

2020-11-18- The IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee has approved a draft amendment to MARPOL that would assign a rating to existing ships based on their operational carbon emissions. . . READ MORE

Poll finds a majority of Americans would change where they shop to support cleaner ships

2020-11-20- A new poll conducted for Pacific Environment by Yale University, George Mason University and Climate Nexus finds that nearly three-quarters . . . READ MORE

ICS Renews Call for Bunker Fuel Carbon Levy

2020-11-11- The International Chamber of Shipping warned Wednesday that the industry risks running out of time if it does not institute a self-imposed levy for alternative fuels research. . . READ MORE

Shipowner bodies urge IMO to back $5bn decarbonisation R&D fund

2020-11-16- Ahead of a crunch environmental committee meeting of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) this week, eight international shipowner associations. . . READ MORE
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Contentious MEPC 75 kicks off

2020-11-16- This week’s delayed 75th gathering of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) – to be held virtually by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) – features a packed. . . READ MORE


2020-11-16- The level of ambition of the proposed Amendments to the MARPOL Convention ‘is not strict enough to utilise the full reduction potential of innovative energy-saving technologies. . . READ MORE

Debate starts in Canada about legislating shipping emission targets

2020-10-28- Canada is the latest nation to start holding a national discussion on whether to take shipping emission regulations into its own hands, rather than relying on the. . . READ MORE


2020-10-29- The hub, a joint initiative between Lloyd’s Register Group and Foundation, is described as ‘a dedicated centre of excellence’ intended to ‘accelerate the safe. . . READ MORE

Every ship’s efficiency rating will be made public, says ICS

2020-11-04- The ‘A’ to ‘E’ operational efficiency rating of every ship above 5,000 gt will be made fully public and updated on an annual basis, according to the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS). . . READ MORE

Wah Kwong to buy carbon credits generated from Indian wind farms

2020-11-06- Hong Kong bulk shipping operator Wah Kwong Shipping has entered into a memorandum of understanding with CLP Innovation Enterprises, a wholly owned unit. . . READ MORE

Signatories of the Sea Cargo Charter account for 11% of all spot tanker fixtures this year

2020-11-09- Tanker broker Gibson has crunched the spot fixture numbers to show the collective power of the first signatories of the Sea Cargo Charter. . . READ MORE

Blueprint for Zero Emission Projects from Getting to Zero Coalition

2020-11-10- The Getting to Zero Coalition, which brings together more than 120 companies within the maritime, energy, infrastructure, and finance sectors, supported. . . READ MORE

Odfjell sets out to create climate neutral fleet by 2050

2020-11-11- Norwegian owner Odfjell has announced its environmental targets, aiming to reduce its carbon intensity by 50% by 2030 compared to 2008 levels and to have a climate-neutral fleet. . . READ MORE

Study Explores Feasibility of Mobile Carbon Capture in Shipping

2020-10-20- As the shipping industry looks for ways to reduce its carbon footprint, one of the methods that is being explored is carbon capture. In a new initiative. . . READ MORE

Total delivers its first carbon neutral LNG shipment

2020-10-21- The major LNG player Total, recently delivered its first carbon neutral liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipment to the Chinese National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC). . . READ MORE

IMO’s Draft CO2 Amendment Stirs Controversy

2020-10-23- This week, the IMO’s Intersessional Working Group on Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Ships produced a draft of a new MARPOL amendment addressing shipping’s carbon emissions. . . READ MORE

Green Power to Draw $11 Trillion Investment by 2050: BNEF

2020-10-27- Green power is set to draw around $11 trillion of investment in the coming decades as the cost of renewables plummets. . . READ MORE

Ports Launch Future Fuels Network to Support Sustainable Shipping

2020-10-08- Three of the world’s leading ports are coming together to launch a new initiative designed to support the decarbonization of the shipping industry. . . READ MORE

Top charterers agree to publish shipping emissions data

2020-10-07- Some of the biggest names in chartering have vowed to make the details of their shipping carbon footprint public in a potentially enormous shake-up for sea transportation. . . READ MORE

IMO and IAPH Collaborate to Support Reducing GHG Emissions

2020-10-15- A new strategic partnership is being launched to strengthen cooperation between ships and ports to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The International Association of Ports. . . READ MORE

Shipping to Advance Global Deal to Cut Greenhouse Gas Pollution from Ships

2020-10-08- Nearly 200 countries are nearing a legally-binding agreement to reduce pollution from the world’s cargo ships, a step forward. . . READ MORE

Shipping all at sea when it comes to defining decarbonisation

2020-10-19- Shipping has no clear understanding of what decarbonisation means in real terms for the industry, a poll carried by this title suggests. . . READ MORE

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