Following the environmental goals set by the shipping industry, BMW Group aims to using zero-emission cargo vessels from 2030, highlighting the importance of making the transportation as environmentally friendly as possible.
In fact, it is said that the Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance (CG-CVC) released work instruction CVC-WI-022 with the aim to provide guidance to Coast Guard marine inspectors as well as port state control officers for ensuring vessel compliance with MARPOL Annex VI Regulation 14.
US EIA forecasts year-over-year decreases in energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions through 2021. After decreasing by 2.1% in 2019, energy-related CO2 emissions will decrease by 2.0% in 2020 and again by 1.5% in 2021 for a third consecutive year of declines, EIA forecasts.
Trafigura Group recently announced its plans against climate change, setting new target to reduce the carbon emissions from its shipping operations. The company showed its support on the idea of imposing slow steaming regulations to cut GHG emissions.
The Maritime Safety Agency in China has recently issued Guidelines for Supervision and Management of Air Pollutant Emissions, aiming to standardize the implementation of the January 1, 2020 sulphur cap. The Guidelines define inspection procedures in regard to fuel oil in use on ships, and provisions for alternative measures.
Wärtsilä, the Finnish technology Group, has signed a deal to convert a Brazilian power plant to a 100% natural gas operation, reducing the plant’s operational costs and improve its environmental impact.
The UK offshore industry should commit to clear measurable greenhouse gas targets, with real progress on methane, was the key message of the Chairman of the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) while addressing a group of senior industry leaders in Aberdeen on 15 January.
Boluda Towage Europe’s tugboat ‘Union Koala’ has been officially certified for compliance with the IMO Tier III standards, on Friday, January 10, 2020; The tug then returned to service during a ceremony at the ABC Tower in Zeebrugge, Belgium.
Suez Canal Authority (SCA) made clear that will continue allow ships to use heavy fuel oil (HFO) when transiting through the waterway, without the need of scrubbers, despite the recently IMO introduction of low-sulphur regulations. Specifically, SCA issued a circular in which clarified its stance on scrubbers.
ABB Marine & Ports presented a testimony to the U.S. House Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, focusing on marine technologies of the future. Specifically, ABB introduced to the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, a comprehensive approach to reduce marine emissions.
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