To support industry management of risk and safety ahead of the implementation of the 2020 sulphur cap, RightShip calls operators of ships more than 8,000 DWT to confirm their compliant fuel choices and ship implementation plans in a new compliance assessment.
2020 sulphur cap
The Tripartite Forum met in Tokyo discussing the rapidly changing shipping industry and what will follow in the near future, based on the environmental, economic and technological changes that the industry will face. The Forum notes that although the targets are achievable, it is important to implement better and clearer regulation to easier achieve the goals set.
During the “2020 & Beyond” conference, MPA Singapore announced its future initiatives concerning the IMO 2020 transition, and its further steps to help shipowners and maritime stakeholders towards sustainability, digitalization and develop skilled maritime professionals.
Inmarsat launched the ‘Trade 2.0: How Startups are driving the next generation of maritime trade’ report examining how startups in line with the technological development such as big data, AI and blockchain in the maritime industry, are bringing a new era and create a ShipTech market.
Hong Kong is gearing up to use drones to monitor emissions from ships. Mainly, from 1 January 2019, all vessels within Hong Kong waters are to use fuels compliant with sulphur regulations, not exceeding the 0.5%. The sensors developed have been fitted on the drones and they measure the pollution content present in the smoke plume that is released by vessels.
Hong Kong authorities aim to fight air pollution coming from vessels with the help of flying drones that will monitor ship emissions. Newly designed sensors can detect pollutants from vessels up to 50 metres from source, with move set to be launched by end of 2019. The drones were designed by the University of Science and Technology.
During 2018, the signatories to the Paris Agreement on Climate Change adopted the guidelines for its implementation. International shipping can can contribute greatly in the transition towards a more sustainable economy. This can be done by developing new vessel types and by improving the current fleet. Digitalization will play a key role in these programmes, Port of Rotterdam believes.
Blockchain Labs for Open Collaboration MIT Solve’s Coastal Communities Challenge, for its work in developing shipping Emissions Monitoring Reporting solutions. The Solve’s Challenge Leadership Group judges opted the Solver teams as the ideal set of solutions showing potentials into tackling large-scale global challenges.
Kuehne + Nagel announced that it will expand its digital seafreight platform Sea Explorer. It will now become a smart gateway for all liner services in container shipping, offering smart connections to a number of ports. Sea Explorer will be offering smart connections between 1,200 ports globally, through a pathfinding algorithm.
In order to reduce the most of the harmful air emissions, the Norwegian Maritime Authority checks whether the ships comply with the current regulations regarding sulphur content in their fuels. In order to make their work more effective, Norway will now use drones, which will measure the sulphur content in the exhaust.
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