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First VLCC with scrubbers built

The 336m VLCC “Almi Atlas”, features 310,000 in dwt, and a SOx scrubber, which reduces SOx emissions to less than 0.5 pct from the existing 3.5 pct. Namely, the gas cleaning system will be 11 meters in height and 8.3 meters wide, and will use seawater to clean the exhaust gas waste.

OGCI Climate Investments calls for proposals to reduce methane emissions

OGCI Climate Investments announced that the company’s first Venture Day “Towards Zero Methane Emissions” will take place on Monday, June 25, 2018 in Washington DC. The company will provide up to $20 million to invest in technologies and business ideas to reduce methane emissions.

Pacific Islands release position paper on shipping emissions

The paper is an outcome of the Pacific Maritime Technical Officers Workshop on Shipping Emissions hosted by PIDF in Suva in February. The paper notes there is no agreement on what short-term measures (2018-2023) will be committed to, and when or how they would be implemented.

How Sweden reduces shipping emissions

The Swedish shipping industry has been active in decarbonising shipping. Its industry association has set a target of zero-carbon shipping by 2050 and many Swedish shipping companies lead in low-carbon shipping, and the country has many innovative green vessels projects.

How the Port of Gothenburg tries to reduce shipping emissions

90% of world trade is being transported by ships at sea. However, emissions from ships are seriously affecting tens of thousands of people every year.
For this reason, the Port of Gothenburg, Scandinavia’s busiest shipping hub, is trying to come up with a number of methods to tackle the effects of shipping pollution.

MARPOL Annex VI amendment: What vessels entering US ECA need to know

The US Coast Guard issued a reminder on the MARPOL Annex VI amendment, regarding the implementation of an exemption for ships not intended for service within North American ECA, to be allowed to enter and depart the ECA with an IMO Tier II compliant engine. The amendment is entering into force on 1 January 2019.

11 shipping companies participate in US emissions reduction program

Shipping companies, including CMA CGM, Evergreen, Hapag Lloyd and Maersk, managed to reduce speeds to 12 knots or less in two regions, in the San Francisco Bay Area and the Santa Barbara Channel region from Jul to Nov 2017, as part of the Vessel Speed Reduction incentive program.

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.

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