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SAMSA supports open loop scrubbers

The South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) has recently published two Marine Notices which, amongst other things, supports open loop scrubbers and discusses procedures to be followed in the case of compliant fuel non-availability after 2020.

ONE to include scrubbers as an option for 2020

Japanese shipping entity Ocean Network Express (ONE) has decided to install scrubbers on up to 10 vessels in early 2020, in a bid to comply with 2020 sulphur cap, the company’s CEO was quoted as saying during an event in Singapore this week.

Shell announces green investment plan to cut Co2 emissions

Shell announced a programme to invest in natural ecosystems as part of its strategy to act on global climate change, including addressing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions generated by customers when using its products. Shell plans to invest $300 million over the next three years.

Norway must make its oil industry emissions-free, Labor states

Norway should aim to make its oil industry completely emissions-free, the leader of the country’s biggest opposition party stated. The proposal comes to add to the already established Norwegian ambition to reduce the emissions of it oil, its biggest emitter of greenhouse gases, despite the fact that more offshore platforms are getting power from shore instead of burning gas for electricity.

Port of Oslo to build zero emission working boat

The Port of Oslo plans to build one of the world’s most environmental efficient working boats. The boat will be specially designed for efficient collection of waste at the water surface. Expected to be delivered in December 2019, the boat will be built by Grovfjord Ship Yard. The contract amounts at NOK 23 million.

ECSA’s workshop on practical implementation of GHG reduction

The European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) conducted a workshop based on the practical implementation of measures to reduce GHG emissions, which was attended by representatives of the European Commission, the European Maritime Safety Agency, the Member States, as well as industry stakeholders and environmental organisations.

Scrubber Projects: What we have learned so far

During the last GREEN4SEA Conference, Mr. Christopher Fee, General Manager – Environment and Sustainability, Oldendorff Carriers presented experience feedback from the use of scrubbers so far. Specifically, Mr. Fee attempted to debunk the myth that these systems harm the environment.

Watch: The road of shipping towards decarbonisation

The Friends of Ocean Action, a coalition of over 50 ocean leaders who seek solutions to the most pressing challenges for the ocean, organized an Ocean Day in Davos, in the beginning of March. The event touched upon shipping emissions and the possibility of a carbon free future.

Scoprio Bulkers announces $41 million agreement to finance scrubbers

Scorpio Bulkers announced that it has reached agreements with certain lenders to increase some of the current credit facilities by a total of $41 million to finance the installation of exhaust gas cleaning systems (scrubbers) on certain of its ships. The additional amounts will be drawn upon the installation of the scrubbers on these vessels, and are structured as upsizings of existing credit facilities.

Greater Wellington Council supports MARPOL in reducing shipping emissions

The Greater Wellington Regional Council calls the government to endorse the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) in order to regulate to reduce the pollution coming from ships in Wellington Harbour. The Council arguments that tourists attracted to the natural attributes of Te Whanganui-a-Tara (Wellington Harbour) produce emissions as they visit the area with vessels.

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