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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
- Loss Prevention
Guidelines for Direct Load Analysis and Strength Assessment of hull structure19/03/2018
ASA President: US salvors 'never failed to respond to an incident'19/03/2018
A look into the Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims19/03/2018
- Cyber Security
7 steps an organization’s cyber security becomes at-risk19/03/2018
First VLCC with scrubbers built19/03/2018
Shipping cryptocurrency sees first transaction19/03/2018
Wärtsilä acquires Transas19/03/2018
MedCruise: Bigger ships an important factor in cruise calls decline19/03/2018
China to get its first polar expedition cruise ship19/03/2018
EU clears Maersk Product Tankers acquisition19/03/2018