Maersk Line and the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are partnering to measure the environmental benefits of a $125 million upgrade for 12 Maersk container ships. This will involve the installation of high-tech equipment to track vessel emissions and energy efficiency over the next three years, enabling more transparency and ultimately reducing the environmental impact of vessels calling at the San Pedro Bay port complex.
VERIFAVIA SHIPPING is pleased to announce that it will organize a free EU MRV Seminar in Athens, Voula, on Wednesday 9 November. This seminar is addressed to Greek shipowners and managers and will provide an update on the EU MRV Regulation as well as a comparison of EU MRV vs. the IMO data collection system.
Port of Barcelona has announced the launch of a pioneering initiative which supports the use of LNG bunkers and implements a discount for cleaner ships as well as replaces the port’s internal fleet with electric vehicles.
Made public the day before the Paris Agreement comes into force, UNEP report finds that 2030 emissions are expected to reach 54 to 56 gigatonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent – far above the level of 42 needed to have a chance of limiting global warming to 2oC this century.
The transport and logistics service provider DB Schenker and the liner shipping company Hapag-Lloyd are looking back on an intensive collaboration and environmental partnership that has made a measurable contribution to reducing CO2 emissions and thereby to the climate protection of its customers during its 10 years in existence.
Port of Oakland says that Diesel emissions from trucks serving the port have declined 98 percent between 2005 and 2015. In that same timeframe, ship emissions dropped 75 percent.
The delegates to the MEPC70 meeting in London have finally agreed to implement a global fuel sulphur cap as of January 2020. While the cap will create a 0.5% fuel sulphur limit worldwide, it does not necessitate a switch to low-sulphur fuel. Alfa Laval has announced that PureSOx scrubber platform meets fuel sulphur limits without switching from residual fuels.
The UN-backed IMO has set new rules to cut sulfur emissions from ships to 0.5% from 2020. Yara is easing shipowners’ concerns over additional costs by offering a cost-effective solution compared to low-sulfur fuel.
The Singapore flag state authorities have approved Wärtsilä’s exhaust gas cleaning systems, making them the first systems to be approved by an Asian flag authority. The approvals relate to Wärtsilä EGC systems ordered for two new RoRo vessels owned by a Japanese shipowner and currently being operated by Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics.
SSI has welcomed progress made at the IMO MEPC 70 for developing a strategy to reduce GHG emissions from shipping by 2023 and highlighted that critical work must be done now to enable shipping industry to define the ‘level of ambition’ for emissions reduction.
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