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.
In attempts of a more sustainable environment, the port of Rotterdam Authority along with Transport en Logistiek Nederland (TLN) have begun an exploratory study to get a better insight into turning the container transport by road more sustainable in the port area.
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.
The data analytics duo Yxney Maritime and Grieg Connect are collaborating with the Norwegian NOx Fund to create a data-driven digital solution for automated NOx emissions reporting. Solstad Offshore and ferry operator Fjord1 will also participate in the pilot phase of the project.
Under a new agreement, Cargill will enter its Medium Range (MR) fleet into the existing Maersk Tankers MR pool, creating a new joint pool to increase the scope of their MR spot tanker business. The joint pool is expected to enable vessels to focus on fuel optimization and CO2 emissions reduction, as well as a digitalized approach to trading.
The Korean register launched a greenhouse gas online data management system called ‘KR GEARs’ (GHG Emission Authentic Reporting System) to assist shipowners be in compliance with the GHG regulations imposed in the shipping industry.
W-Foundation, a global relief and conservation organization, collaborates with UN’s Climate Neutral Now initiative to boost sustainability and climate action via an application that will encourage the public to take action and share the results of GHG emissions reductions.
PSA Singapore is collaborating with the Energy Market Authority (EMA) with the goal of improving Singapore’s port operations, by making them more efficient and reducing the overall energy usage and carbon emissions. Both participants will launch R&D grant calls in the smart and energy sector, in favour of the container ports at the Pasir Panjang Terminal.
An ever-increasing focus on sustainability and emission requirements will require major changes for the maritime industry. That was discussed at the Autonomy Summit, which took place on June 4, in Norway. Moreover, during the summit, international players discussed how automation can contribute to emissions reductions.
NIMASA announced the installation ceremony of the Thorium-X tablet, a fuel consumption data collection device, on board a Nigerian-flagged fuel tanker vessel, MT KINGIS, commencing the process targeted at ending green-house gas emissions on vessels. The pilot project aims at reducing fuel consumption by vessels.
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