Namely, with the Marine Repower Program, the goal is the reduction of emissions from passenger ferries by proposing to fund additional marine vessel engine refits for the SeaStreak, Spirit Cruises, and Truex lines.
Ship owners participating in the Green Marine environmental certification program have demonstrated an average annual reduction in GHG intensity of 1.4%. The ship owners that provided data represent more than 250 vessels of various types, including tug, passenger and cargo ferry, bulk, container, etc.
On the sidelines of the “One Planet” climate summit in Paris, the international maritime sector has launched a declaration urging the shipping industry to take action for significant emissions reduction, in line with the Paris Agreement goals.
In order for an ambitious GHG reduction strategy to be delivered, Zero Emission Vessels will need to form a significant proportion of newbuilds in shipping fleets from 2030. A new study by LR and UMAS demonstrates the viability of ZEVs, identifying what needs to be in place to make them a competitive solution for decarbonisation.
The request for proposals by the ports, under their Technology Advancement Program, offers $1 million -$500,000 from each port- to fund demonstrations of one or more cost-effective technologies that can eliminate at-berth emissions from ships that don’t fall under the state’s shore power mandate.
Hapag Lloyd announced that it has signed a Carbon and Sustainability Pact with Kuehne + Nagel, aiming to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in their common container-transport activities by 17%.
According to a report published by the German Shipowners’ Association, it is noted that Global shipping is the most important and carbon efficient mode of transport for international trade.
The EU confirmed that it will include shipping in its emissions trading system if the International Maritime Organisation does not deliver effective global measures to reduce shipping emissions by 2023.
Royal Dutch Shell’s Chief Executive Officer, Ben van Beurden, updated investors on the company’s strategy, setting out plans to reduce the net carbon footprint, covering not just emissions from its own operations, but also those produced when using Shell products.
American energy company ExxonMobil joined a consortium of European oil companies, including BP, Eni, Repsol, Shell, Statoil, Total and Wintershall, with the aim to further reduce methane emissions from the natural gas assets they operate around the world.
- Cyber Security
Cyber security in the EU GDPR framework22/03/2018
WLPGA heralds LPG as an ideal propulsion fuel in the marine industry22/03/2018
- Green Shipping
New collaboration to promote electric shipping22/03/2018
UK shipping to face many changes in the future22/03/2018
Watch: Aerial view of capsized 'Britannica Hav'22/03/2018
A trade war can damage shipping industry22/03/2018
Most sulphur ECA violations noted in English Channel22/03/2018
Europe's biggest shipping nations among the worst in climate talks22/03/2018
Salvage on vessels carrying pollutants increased in 201722/03/2018
- Loss Prevention
Cargo misdeclaration is the cause for many container fires22/03/2018