The Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) announced its new goal, concerning the entire group to become climate-neutral, until 2040. HHLA is going to make every effort to protect the environment as it has already implemented a sustainability strategy under the ‘Balanced Logistics’ brand.
The European Union along with its officials are making their efforts to advance the green investments in Europe, by bringing to the table the idea of easing the EU banking rules. The idea highlights the environmental ambitions of the next European Commission and the EU’s executive, which is going to be voted for a five-year term the following Wednesday, 4 December.
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), is launching a new program called “the Plastics Innovation Challenge”, in order to enhance innovation in the energy-efficient plastics recycling technology. The use of plastics may plays an major role in modern life, but its results of plastic waste are rapidly increasing, harming rivers, oceans, and landfills.
Shipping company A.P. Moller-Maersk collaborated with Wallenius Wilhelmsen ,the Copenhagen University and other high profile customers, for the development of LEO fuel, a blend of lignin and ethanol. The LEO is considered to be future low-carbon marine fuel and a potential solution for sustainable shipping.
During the 2019 SAFETY4SEA Hamburg Forum, Poul Woodall, Director (Environment & Sustainability), DFDS A/S, talked about 2020 and its consequences for Maritime GHG emissions, highlighting that there is no doubt that Sulphur dioxide harms both human health and the environment.
Hapag Lloyd joins CMA CGM arguing that the particles produced by the combustion of carbon-based fossils and fuels contribute to global warming, which can in turn harm our ecosystems. Therefore, Hapag Lloyd will decline sailing neither through the Northwest Passage nor the Northeast Passage.
While the voting procedure for the 2019 SAFETY4SEA Awards is open, Johannah Christensen, Managing Director, Head of Projects & Programmes, Global Maritime Forum, says that in the next years, strategic focus of the Global Maritime Forum – which has been shortlisted for the Sustainability Award – will be on how to make global seaborne trade safer, cleaner, more inclusive and efficient.
BBC highlighted the hazardous environmental impact of containers falling overboard, even when they are empty. The discussion focused on ‘Maersk Shanghai’ container vessel that sank in 2018 and the majority of the containers it was transferring were lost in sea.
In light of climate change and its impact on the Arctic region, Dr Sian Prior, Lead Advisor to the Clean Arctic Alliance, urges the shipping industry to reduce, as soon as possible, ship speed to cut CO2 emissions globally, while also reduce black carbon emissions by changing to cleaner fuels in the Arctic.
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