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Port of Auckland wants to achieve zero-emission freight hauling

Port of Auckland informed that a battery-powered truck has entered the port’s fleet for the first time, testing the feasibility of zero-emission freight hauling. It’s the only electric truck alongside more than 6,000 diesel-powered vehicles registered at the Port.

EU urges IMO to deliver firm emissions reduction strategy

The Council of the European Union issued its conclusions on climate diplomacy on 26 February, highlighting to IMO the need to keep up with a firm commitment towards climate change in line with Paris Agreement. It also welcomed the Tony de Brum Declaration issued at the occasion of the One Planet Summit in December 2017.

How to comply with EU MRV Regulation

The MRV Regulation aims to monitor, report and verify CO2 emissions from maritime transport and is part of wider EU initiatives to better understand and reduce greenhouse emissions from shipping. The MRV Regulation applies to all vessels, greater than 5000 GT, conducting commercial voyages in EU and EFTA Ports of Call.

Solomon Islands call for measures to reduce GHG emissions

The Solomon Islands Ministry of Infrastructure and Development, Maritime Safety Administration in cooperation with national ship operators, have called for further investment in energy efficient operations to reduce greenhouse gasses, during the National Workshop on Energy Efficient Operations of ships.

Clean Arctic Alliance: Scrubbers are not the perfect solution

Many shipping companies, such as Maersk, Hapag Lloyd and Klaveness, will adopt low sulphur fuels, while some fuel companies are to sell a more expensive, 0.5% sulphur product, while hoping for low numbers of scrubber installation. However some operators claim that  installing scrubbers is the cheapest option.

NWSA announces new Clean Truck Program compliance deadline

The Northwest Seaport Alliance Managing Members decided, after a vote, to update the Clean Truck Program, requiring trucks, as of April 1, to either have a 2007 or newer engine or equivalent retrofit, or receive a pass that allows access to the international container terminals until owners receive compliant trucks, no later than December 31, 2018.

Cleaner fuels for ships beneficial for public health

A new study assessed public health and climate impacts of low-sulphur fuels in global shipping, revealing that clean fuels will significantly reduce ship-related premature mortality and morbidity, but they will still account for 250k deaths annually. Additional stringent regulations beyond 2020 standards may prove beneficial.

California to reduce GHG emissions 40% by 2030

In July 2017, California’s state legislature passed a bill to extend the state’s economy-wide GHG reduction program, until 2030. The bill sets a new GHG target, aiming at least 40% below the 1990 level of emissions by 2030. According to the current cap-and-trade program, emissions sources include electric generators, industrial facilities, and oil and natural gas distributors.

Ships emissions can be seen in the clouds

Some of the pollution particles generated by ships are soluble in water and serve as the seeds around which cloud droplets form. Clouds filled with ship exhaust have more and smaller droplets. This caused the light hitting the clouds scatter and NASA has released an image illustrating to appear brighter.

Port of Long Beach approves rail facility project to reduce emissions

The Port of Long Beach’s Board of Harbor Commissioners approved the Pier B On-Dock Rail Support Facility, greenlighting a project that will move cargo faster, with fewer environmental impacts. The project is part of the port’s plan to stay competitive and minimize truck trips generated by anticipated cargo growth.


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