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Russia launches plan for a low carbon future

Russia has set out a long-term, low carbon development plan spanning on the next three decades. According to the plan, Russia will reduce GHG emissions by a third by 2030 from 1990 levels.

Ships with open loop scrubbers may face fines in Turkey

Although there is no formal limitation or ban on the discharge of scrubber wash-water, environmental authorities in Turkey may fine the ship if the samples collected from the overboard discharge line is suspected to be a pollutant, the Standard P&I Club warned. 

On the path of reducing GHG emissions through vessel performance monitoring

During the latest GREEN4SEA Athens Forum, Dr. John Kokarakis, Technical Director – Hellenic-Black Sea & Adriatic Zone, Bureau Veritas, explained how Vessel Performance Monitoring can open the path of reducing GHG emissions. This, Dr. Kokarakis explained, can happen as Vessel Performance Monitoring answers critical questions, such as what are the operating conditions of the vessel? Also, are company’s procedures properly followed? Answering such questions will eventually lead to a better operation of the vessel, as it will define when corrective actions are needed.

Cargill, Rainmaking partner for decarbonization program

Cargill, Rainmaking and more than 10 industry partners will join their forces to launch a program in Singapore, focused on the decarbonization issue. In fact, the program will be the first of its kind based in Asia and goals to develop new solutions related to CO2 emissions reduce.

HELCOM joins EMERGE project to reduce emissions

The Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission, also known as the Helsinki Commission (HELCOM) recently joined Europe’s EMERGE project, which aims to reduce shipping emissions around the European marine waters. 

Round table discusses shipping’s challenges

The Chairpersons of the Round Table of international shipping associations (RT) gathered in Rome in February, aiming to discuss current issues the industry is facing, and coordinate efforts going into the new decade, which is considered to be one of the most important in shipping’s history.

IMO foresees a 77% fall in SOx emissions from ships

The Chairpersons of the Round Table of international shipping associations (RT) met in Rome in February to exchange their members’ experiences with the implementation of IMO’s 2020 global sulphur regulations.

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