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.
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.
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.
Cruise ships visiting Reykjavik harbour cause more emissions than the entire fleet of year-round fishing ships at the same port, according to the port authority’s data, revealing that cruise ships released 14,300 tonnes of emissions at the port, a 50% increase from 2016.
The European Network calls the decision makers to fasten their process on officializing a Mediterranean ECA, commenting that the plan for the designation of a MedECA that was discussed during the UNEP Mediterranean Action Plan meeting “is by far not ambitious enough in timing and scope.”
During 2019, NGO BirdLife Malta informed that there will be no less than 122 port calls to Malta by Europe’s ‘worst-polluting cruise ships’, according to the Cruise Ship Ranking for 2019 which has just been published. The list, compiled by NABU was presented in the past days, and regarding this year’s ranking, 90 vessels were checked on their emissions’ impacts, especially on contribution to air pollution levels.
Carnival Corporation emitted about 10 times more sulphur oxide (SOx) around European coasts than did all 260 million European cars in 2017, a new analysis by sustainable transport group Transport & Environment reveals. As for Royal Caribbean Cruises, it is second, with yet four times worse than the European car fleet.
Red Funnel, a UK ferry operator, has been testing the use of biofuel in its ferries for nine months, but the company commented that although biofuel can be burnt, supply and legislation issues mean that the fuel is not currently viable for them.
Two incidents against ships in Singapore Strait bring number to 25 for 202020/10/2020
Chile to permit international crew change operations20/10/2020
DSME deploys robot to support metalworking in a world's first20/10/2020
- Green Shipping
HEINEKEN to transform inland waterways into emission-free20/10/2020
US puts Chinese entities on the blacklist for Iran shipping links20/10/2020
ETF submits case concerning seafarers' social security20/10/2020
New standard data definitions for Just-in-Time port calls20/10/2020
Sailor loses life after forklift hit at Naval Station Norfolk20/10/2020
Carnival cruise vessel rescues 24 people from sinking boat20/10/2020
Oil players commence mobile carbon capture project20/10/2020