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EU Moves Closer to Regulating CO2 from Shipping

2020-07-07 –On Tuesday, the European Parliament’s environmental committee approved a measure to include shipping’s carbon emissions within the EU Emissions Trading System. . . READ MORE

Study: Customer Demand Will Drive Decarbonization

2020-07-08 –In a new study conducted with management consultancy Deloitte, the oil major Shell held discussions with more than 80 senior shipping executives. . . READ MORE

MSC responds to carbon claims

2020-07-08 –Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has denied accusations by NGO Transport & Environment that it is the seventh largest carbon emitter in Europe. . . READ MORE

UN secretary-general calls for shipping bailouts to be tied to the Paris Agreement

2020-07-10 –The United Nations secretary-general António Guterres has suggested any bailouts for shipping ought to be tied to commitments to the Paris Agreement on limiting global temperature rises. . . READ MORE

Unique lever: Unilever’s net zero emissions commitment forces shipping change

2020-07-10 –As another week of discussions about greenhouse gas emissions at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) comes to a close with nothing set in stone, increasingly shipping. . . READ MORE

Multiple Boxship Firms are Achieving IMO 2030 Target a Decade Early

2020-07-13 –On Friday, Greek shipowner Danaos Shipping joined the growing ranks of container ship companies that have announced. . . READ MORE

Yang Ming meets IMO GHG targets 11 years ahead of schedule

2020-07-03 –he Taiwanese shipping company, Yang Ming Marine Transport Corporation managed to reach IMO sustainability. . . READ MORE

Decarbonisation remains a top priority for shipping executives

2020-07-07 –Despite the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic decarbonisation remains a top three priority for 95% of shipping executives in a survey. . . READ MORE
Source: Seatrade Maritime

Future Energy and Sustainability R&D Coalition with CMA CGM, Wartsila

2020-07-06 –Eleven leading international companies have come together to form a research coalition dedicated to accelerating the energy transition in the transport and logistics industries. . . READ MORE

Danish Shipping Industry Releases Plan for Climate and Decarbonization

2020-06-10- The Climate Partnership for a Blue Denmark, representing Denmark’s shipping industry, has developed its plan as part of the nation’s overall effort to address climate change and achieve carbon neutrality. . . READ MORE

New study stresses shipping must retrofit today rather than count on next generation of vessels to meet carbon targets

2020-06-12- New climate research has stated that urgent action on emissions from existing ships is the key to tackling shipping’s impact on climate change . . . READ MORE

Research questions the validity of slow steaming’s green claims

2020-06-15- Three shipping professors have revisited the science behind slow steaming and are questioning the validity of the green claims. . . READ MORE

Survey finds two-thirds of owners don’t have a decarbonisation strategy in place

2020-05-27 –A survey by classification society ABS shows that the majority of owners currently have no decarbonisation strategy in place. . . READ MORE

Aviation fuel tracker to be tested for shipping

2020-06-02 –UCL Energy Institute, in partnership with Signol, has won funding of ~£130,000 for STEAM, Sustainability Through Efficient Actions in Maritime, that aims to directly. . . READ MORE

CMA CGM Aims to Be Carbon Neutral by 2050

2020-06-02 –French-based CMA CGM, the world’s fourth-largest container shipping group. . . READ MORE

Survey finds two-thirds of owners don’t have a decarbonisation strategy in place

2020-05-27 –A survey by classification society ABS shows that the majority of owners currently have no decarbonisation strategy in place. . . READ MORE

Innovative VLCCs With Air Lubrication and Sail Assist Ordered in China

2020-05-20- China Merchants Shipping and China Shipbuilding completed a virtual contract signing calling for the construction of two innovative VLCCs. . . READ MORE

P4G Getting to Zero Coalition Partnership aims to map shipping’s sustainable energy

2020-05-20- Global Maritime Forum, World Economic Forum, Friends of Ocean Action, International Association of Ports and Harbors, Environmental Defense Fund, and University College. . . READ MORE

IMO’s GIA initiative intensifies work on reducing emissions

2020-05-20- During a videoconference, 21  participants from the industry ​and the IMO Secretariat, discussed about the International Maritime Organization’s. . . READ MORE

Japanese players to develop zero-emission electric tankers

2020-05-21- Seven major industry players recently informed the establishment of the “e5 Consortium,” which goals to boost new ocean shipping infrastructure. . . READ MORE

Norwegian owners commit to a carbon neutral fleet by 2050

2020-05-19- Norwegian shipowners have taken a huge step forward in carbon neutral shipping after the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association announced that its members have set a goal to have the entire. . . READ MORE

Total Aims for Net Zero

2020-05-05 –Total has announced its ambition to get to net zero emissions by 2050 globally across its production and energy products used by its customers. A joint statement from Total S.A. and institutional investors. . . READ MORE

Five Ways That COVID-19 Will Change Shipping

2020-04-22 –At a time of year when much of the world should be getting some kind of break from work and reflecting on the coming of spring to the northern hemisphere at least. . . READ MORE

Zero emission vessels technologically possible in next few years, study reveals

2020-04-21 –Regardless of which zero-carbon fuels emerge in the future, zero emission vessels are likely to be technologically possible in the next few years, but for this. . . READ MORE

Shell to become a net-zero emissions energy business by 2050

2020-04-21 –Shell recently announced its ambition to tackle climate change, by focusing on limiting the global temperature rise to 1.5° Celsius. In fact, the. . . READ MORE

Hapag-Lloyd reduces CO2 emissions by 50% in 2019

2020-04-23 –Hapag-Lloyd reported a 50% drop in CO2 emissions per teu/km last year according to its 2019 sustainability report. . . READ MORE
Source: Seatrade Maritime News

From the News Desk: Does coronavirus threaten shipping’s green push?

2020-04-07 –With all meetings at the International Maritime Organization currently suspended, and the full effect of the coronavirus outbreak yet to be felt, doubts are already being. . . READ MORE

Nine Companies Sign Up for Global Shipping Business Network

2020-02-27 –Nine ocean carriers and terminal operators, CMA CGM, COSCO Shipping Lines, COSCO Shipping Ports, Hapag-Lloyd, Hutchison Ports, OOCL, Port of Qingdao, PSA. . . READ MORE

Japan’s engine power limitation plans gain widespread support ahead of MEPC

2019-02-21- A host of shipping’s most powerful states and associations have come round to support Japan’s controversial ship power limiting proposals as the best bet for the industry. . . READ MORE

Are Market Based Measures the most feasible way to limit GHG emissions now?

2019-02-24- LNG is basically playing with methane and won’t limit CO2 emissions, open loop scrubbers double the. . . READ MORE
Source: Seatrade Maritime News

IMO urged to toughen up 2030 GHG goals

2020-02-12 –The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) has had a busy start to the year trying to shape the future carbon footprint of shipping. . . READ MORE

BP’s new CEO makes sweeping changes in net zero vow

2020-02-13 –Carol Howle has been tasked by the new boss at BP to take the energy giant’s shipping activities towards net zero emissions. . . READ MORE

Are net zero claims killing corporate credibility?

2020-02-17 –As a stepfather to five teenagers I am no stranger to murderous impulses. But I’ve been put off by worrying about how I would pay for my crime. . . READ MORE

Eastern Pacific Shipping makes emissions data public

2020-02-04- Idan Ofer’s Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS) has laid bare its commitment to the decarbonisation of the industry by publishing. . . READ MORE

CLIA Backs Open Loop Scrubbers’

2020-02-06- The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has highlighted the findings of three independent reports released in 2019 that. . . READ MORE

Speed Limits v Optimisation

2019-01-29- In this article, Alvin Forster, Loss Prevention Executive, North P&I Club, addresses the issue of speed limits. As he says, this method has positively. . . READ MORE

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