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MPA Singapore calls for vessels emissions control at ports

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore released a circular, warning operators to take all necessary measures to prevent their vessels from emitting excessive soot, ash, or dark smoke from engine exhaust and/or ancillary shipboard machineries throughout the duration of vessel stay in port.

ICS: Confusion if IMO doesn’t solve problems ahead of 2020 sulphur cap

The International Chamber of Shipping fears chaos and confusion unless the IMO resolves some serious issues concerning the successful implementation of the 2020 sulphur cap in marine fuel, which is scheduled to come into effect on 1 January 2020. This could affect the movement of the world’s energy.

ICO plans cold ironing service at Port of Zeebrugge

International Car Operators signed an agreement with the Belgian port of Zeebrugge for a 54-hectare expansion of the Bastenaken car terminal. The expansion will connect Bastenaken with the Hanze terminal. As part of the expansion, ICO aims to supply electricity to charge future terminal handling equipment.

Power cable laid at Johan Sverdrup field

The laying of the cable supplying Johan Sverdrup with power from shore started last week. This helps make the North Sea giant one of the oil and gas fields with the lowest CO2 emissions worldwide. The cable-laying vessel NKT Victoria began laying the cables that will supply the Johan Sverdrup field with power from shore.

Paris MoU to ensure 2020 sulphur cap compliance

The Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control held its 51st Committee meeting in Cascais, Portugal, from the 7-11 May 2018. The Paris MoU agreed to an information campaign by issuing a “Letter of Warning” starting 1 January 2019, to encourage timely compliance.

Monaco accedes to MARPOL Annex VI

Monaco has acceded to MARPOL Annex VI, the IMO treaty covering emissions from ship exhausts and energy efficiency. The instrument limits the main air pollutants contained in ships exhaust gas, including sulphur oxides and nitrous oxides, and prohibits deliberate emissions of ozone depleting substances.

Seven EU states call for greater climate action

Gathering in Paris on 25 April on the sidelines of the “2050 Pathways Platform” meeting, the ministers in charge of Climate change of France, the Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, Portugal, Germany and Luxembourg recognised the importance of an ambitious long term EU climate policy in line with Paris Agreement.

US cuts NASA’s Carbon Monitoring System

The US Government decided to cut NASA’s Carbon Monitoring System, a $10-million-a-year research. This project was tracking GHG emissions around the world and was reporting the carbon flows. As the Science Magazine reported, this development is putting the country’s compliance with the Paris Agreement at risk.

Impact of Paris Agreement commitments on national CO2 emissions

ITF OECD issued a report assessing the impact of transport commitments, made in the Nationally Determined Contributions of the Paris Agreement, on national-level transport CO2 emissions. Findings reveal NDCs provide CO2 reduction ambitions, but not yet clear pathways or measures to reach ambitions set by the Paris agreement.

2020 Global 0.5% sulphur cap challenges

Mr. Kyriacos Gregoriou, Marine Surveyor, DMS Cyprus, highlighted hot debated issues concerning the 2020 Global 0.5% sulphur cap challenge. He began his presentation with an overview of the SOx regulations examining later what the global limit actually means for ships and how these can meet low Sulphur emissions standards.

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