The International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) informs that a second roundtable industry meeting hosted by IMO at its London Headquarters in Monday, November 18 saw more optimism about the general readiness to meet the 2020 sulphur cap requirement, as compared to the first meeting which took place earlier in June.
They say that before a big exam it is best not to study the night before, as the period leading up to it should have prepared you for what’s coming. However, there is always time to quickly check and refresh the most important parts. In this article, we provide key points regarding 2020 sulphur cap, to help operators prepare one last time before the big 2020 exam.
As part of its efforts to reduce ship emissions and lift air quality around ports and harbours, New Zealand will sign up to Annex VI of MARPOL, the international maritime convention for the prevention of pollution from ships.
The Port of Helsinki issued its price list for 2020 updating the sizes and types of its environmental discounts, as part of its efforts to pioneer in sustainable development, achieving significant emissions reductions and become carbon-neutral by 2035.
During the COP 25, the IMO presented its latest work concerning reducing GHG emissions, referring to its initial strategy and commitment on extinguishing shipping GHG emissions, as a matter of urgency, given the environmental disruption of climate change.
The project organisation Porthos has signed an agreement with four companies to work in parallel over the coming nine months on preparations for the capture, transport and storage of CO₂, in line with the Netherlands’ goals to significantly reduce GHG emissions.
On 12 December, the European Commission will present the European Green Deal as part of its plan to be the first climate neutral continent by 2050, announced the European Commission’s recently-elected President, Ursula von der Leyen, on the sidelines of COP 25 underway in Madrid.
In line its “Technology Outlook 2030” report, DNV GL focuses on the mitigation of CO2 emissions and how the industries can deal with, looking for ways to recycle CO2, capture the emissions and store them, proposing the launch of negative emissions technologies to tackle the issue.
The HSFO that is currently offered and used in ports is experiencing a decrease, and could be limited in light of the upcoming 2020 sulphur cap, as the Marine Bunker Exchange, MABUX, reported.
The World Meteorological Organization reports of a new GHG-emissions level that “have reached another new record high”, meaning that future generations will experience the severe impacts of climate change, including rising temperatures, extreme weather conditions, sea level increase, as well as disruption to marine and land ecosystems.
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