During the “Mediterranean Emission Control Area” webinar held by Nabu, MEPs and activists from local groups across Europe, focused on how to fight air pollution and tackle shipping’s climate impact around the Mediterranean Sea.
Emissions from ship exhausts can have a major effect on air pollution, weather and climate. However until relatively recently these have been largely unregulated, particularly in international waters, a new study from the University of Manchester finds.
The California Air Resources Board announced a settlement with Del Monte Fresh Produce for $1,990,650. This is the largest penalty to date related to clean air violations for the state’s Ocean-Going Vessel At Berth Regulation.
The Japanese shipping major, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) paid $253,300 in penalties to the California Air Resources Board for violating the Ocean-Going Vessel At-Berth Regulation.
The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority and the Tomakomai Port Authority joined forces to promote the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel and provide LNG bunkering services at the Port of Vancouver and Port of Tomakomai.
Greenpeace Southeast Asia partnered with the Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air (CREA), revealing that the global cost of air pollution from fossil fuels has reached an estimated US$8 billion per day, or 3.3% of the world’s GDP.
EIA expects a 2.2% decline in CO2 emissions for 2019, in comparison to a 2.7% increase in U.S. energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in 2018; The decrease will be the result of fewer emissions from coal consumption.
SAL Heavy Lift, based in Hamburg, is the world’s first shipping company to equip vessels with a new hydrogen/methanol injection technology, dealing with shipping emissions and aiming towards a greener environment.
The project organisation Porthos has signed an agreement with four companies to work in parallel over the coming nine months on preparations for the capture, transport and storage of CO₂, in line with the Netherlands’ goals to significantly reduce GHG emissions.
A new study on emissions in Israeli ports found that the air pollution created by ships at Haifa and Ashdod ports are extremely high and similar in scope to a large power plant running exclusively on diesel fuel oil. Most of these emissions are emitted during the hoteling stage of the vessel.
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