CDP, investment research provider, launched a report, ranking 18 of the largest publicly listed shipping companies, representing $62bn of market capitalisation, on business readiness for a low-carbon transition.
Maersk, integrator of container logistics and Bolloré Logistics, announced that they are to sign a carbon pact, according to which they are both committed to reduce their CO2 emissions by 20% per container transported by 2025 for Bolloré Logistics business with Maersk as part of this collaboration.
Intermarine UK signed a new agreement with a Chinese manufacturer to establish the Port of Portland one of UK’s centers for scrubber installation. The deal was signed during Nor-Shipping 2019, with Shandong Pure Ocean Technology. Intermarine will be an agent to Shandong and will offer to install its scrubbers to several ships to assist them comply with upcoming environmental regulations.
To address negative effects on human health and ecosystems of maritime activities, more than 80 participants from 19 Mediterranean coastal States and European Union, as well as the IMO and the United Nations Environment Programme, other governmental and non-governmental organizations, the industry and associations, met in Malta last week to discuss several technical issues and strategic issues.
The US Port of Oakland has approved an air quality plan intended to drastically cut diesel and greenhouse gas emissions resulting from the port’s maritime operations. The plan, called the Seaport Air Quality 2020 and Beyond Plan, envisions a zero-emissions operation in the future.
Hudson Shipping Lines announced as part of its ‘green’ initiatives, that after the implementation of the IMO2020 sulphur cap on January 1, 2020, it will not deploy vessels with scrubbers installed for the purpose of meeting the new IMO standards. Company President Avi Eilon stated that scrubbers breach the spirit and intention of the IMO’s new fuel regulations.
Representatives from the shipping industry met the previous week to discuss on priorities of the global shipowners’ association, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS). Although the meeting was overshadowed by the attacks against two oil tankers in Gulf of Oman, the participants discussed of IMO 2020 regulations and CO2 reduction.
W-Foundation, a global relief and conservation organization, collaborates with UN’s Climate Neutral Now initiative to boost sustainability and climate action via an application that will encourage the public to take action and share the results of GHG emissions reductions.
While speaking to young Māoris and people of the Pacific islands in New Zealand, the UN Secretary-General, António Guterres highlighted four key measures that Governments should follow and prioritize to achieve the goal of carbon neutrality by 2050.
Greek marine coatings company Jotun announced it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the world’s largest shipbuilder, South Korean Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), for a new type of marine paint that reduces solvent emissions by up to 90%.
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