The Port Authority Network of Northern Tyrrhenian Sea conducted the second Smooth Ports partner meeting, with attendees from Bulgaria, France, Italy and Germany, who discussed the progress of the project.
Panama, Norway, Greece and other actors are co-sponsoring a proposal originally tabled by Japan to curb the carbon intensity of existing ships through use of an Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI), much like the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) which is mandatory for new ships.
During the European Shipping Week, the European Community Shipowners’ Association (ECSA) presented its position paper in response to the EU Green Deal proposed by the new European Commission. ECSA has already expressed its support on the proposed EU Green Deal. Now, the Association launched its position paper as a policy response of the industry towards the European Commission’s ambitious EU Green Deal.
The UK Royal Society issued a report presenting the opportunities and challenges associated with the manufacture and future use of zero-carbon ammonia, in line with the global goals towards a sustainable and greener future.
In line with a global push to decarbonization and green development, a recently launched partnership among over 90 organizations ambitions to get commercially viable deep sea zero emission vessels fueled by zero emission fuels into operation by 2030.
In protection of the marine environment, many ports have already banned or limited the use of open loop scrubbers in their territorial waters; Thus, new countries emerged implementing new restrictions for vessels calling their ports.
IMO 2020 has been in effect since 1 January 2020. From 1 March 2020, the carriage ban on non-compliant fuel oil will enter into force, helping to support implementation of the global sulphur limit. To support the safe and consistent sampling of fuel oil being carried for use, and the enforcement of the carriage ban, IMO’s Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR), meeting this week (17-21 February), will finalize draft guidelines for the verification of the sulphur content of the fuel oil carried for use on board a ship.
During the International Energy Agency (IEA) conference on 11 February, representatives from COP host countries were presented at its Paris headquarters and reviewed ways to achieve climate and sustainability goals in the maritime industry.
Oil major BP has set a new ambition to become a net zero company by 2050 or sooner, aiming to help the world get to net zero, in line with the global environmental goals. The company announced that its ambition is based on ten aims, five to get BP to net zero and five aims to help the world get to net zero.
The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) in its latest report focused on the CO2 reduce emissions issue, by limiting engine power. In fact, the study shows that shipping Green House Gas (GHG) emissions have been reduced by 30% during a ten-year period from 2008 to 2018.
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