Hapag-Lloyd published its Sustainability Report, saying that it is on track to reduce its CO2 emissions per TEU-kilometre by 20% by 2020, in comparison to the base year 2016. The company is achieving that by focusing on increasing energy efficiency, applying stricter requirements for newbuilds and reducing bunker consumption.
The Port of Los Angeles, Toyota, Kenworth, and the California Air Resources Board took the next step towards the future of zero-emission trucking, presenting fuel cell electric heavy-duty trucks. The Port of Los Angeles will develop the project in numerous phases, incorporating initiatives in Southern California, the Central Coast Area, and Merced County.
The Port of Long Beach has implemented aggressive goals for zero emissions goods movement. The 2017 Clean Air Action Plan Update set the Port of Long Beach on the path to zero-emission goods movement, with a target of transitioning terminal equipment to zero emissions by 2030 and on-road trucks by 2035.
For the second year in a row, industry in the Port of Rotterdam has released less CO2 into the atmosphere. This becomes clear from new figures presented by the Dutch Emissions Authority. The sector has reduced its emissions by 13.6%, namely 4.2 million tonnes over the course of the past two years. The key driver of this decrease is the closure of several outdated coal-fired plants in mid-2017.
Standard Club published some FAQs about scrubbers, in order to help operators prepare their charterparties for IMO 2020. The FAQs also aim to identify chartering issues arising from IMO 2020, including potential contractual responsibilities and liabilities regarding compliance.
The Danish Maritime Authority announced the launch of a large drone, that will be used to check emissions from vessels operating in Danish waters to make sure they comply with the sulphur limit. The European Maritime Safety Agency is providing the drone, aiming to prevent ship pollution.
The industry in the port of Rotterdam emits less CO2 for the second year in a row, according to information from the Dutch Emission Authority. In a two-year-period, port of Rotterdam’s CO2 emissions experienced a reduction of 13.6%. What is striking about the the Authority’s figures is that refineries emitted 6.6% (0.6 million tonnes) less CO2 in 2018 than in 2016.
The Norwegian NOx Fund offers the UK and the International Maritime Organization a model that could be adapted to deliver GHG emission reductions in shipping. Since the 2008 creation of the NOx Fund, Norwegian nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions have decreased by 44,000 tonnes.
SEA\LNG and SGMF launched a study according to which GHG reductions of up to 21% are achievable now from LNG as a marine fuel, in comparison to the existent oil-based marine fuels over the entire life-cycle from Well-to-Wake (WtW). The study also confirms that emissions from SOx, NOx and particulate matter, are close to zero when using LNG compared with current conventional oil-based marine fuels.
France issued a submission to IMO, in light of decarbonization, urging for a swift global speed limit for shipping in a bid to cut the industry’s emissions. France is one of the most aggressive advocates supporting a quicker decarbonization.
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