GHG

LNG to worsen shipping’s impact on climate, report finds

A recently published report by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) and commissioned by the environmental lobby group Stand.earth, aimed to ‘examine the lifecycle GHG emissions from marine fuels, including a previously poorly understood source of climate emissions from LNG-powered ships- the unintentional releases of the climate super-pollutant methane from ship engines, known as methane slip.’

Renewed cooperation needed to achieve decarbonization

During the World Economic Forum in Davos, IMO’s Secretary General, Kitack Lim, called for renewed cooperation from all shipping stakeholders in efforts to deal with air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from shipping.

Eni and ADNOC ink agreement on CCUS development

On 20 January, the Italian energy company Eni along with the international oil company ADNOC, shake their hands and inked a strategic framework agreement. Through their collaboration both companies will further explore new opportunities in carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS).

Trafigura supports slow steaming regulations

Trafigura Group recently announced its plans against climate change, setting new target to reduce the carbon emissions from its shipping operations. The company showed its support on the idea of imposing slow steaming regulations to cut GHG emissions.

2019 saw continuance on ocean warmth

Recently, a paper was launched highlighting the impact of human-emitted greenhouse gases (GHGs) which result to ta long term warming of the planet and the oceans; Thus, the 5 warmest years for the world’s oceans were 2016 to 2019.

CMA CGM and Port of Dunkirk launch a cold ironing system

On Wednesday, January 8, the APL SINGAPURA, a CMA CGM Group container ship, inaugurated the cold ironing facilities of the Terminal des Flandres in the Port of Dunkirk. Through this innovative system auxiliary engine emissions from vessels at berth can be eliminated, thus improve air quality and reduce noise pollution.

Natural gas and renewables become more profitable options in Spain

Energy produced at coal-fired thermal stations made up less than 5% of all electricity generated in 2019 in Spain, as natural gas and renewables become more profitable options. According to figures that Red Eléctrica de España (REE), the national power grid operator, advanced to EL PAÍS, the country has dramatically reduced its reliance on coal-fired power, and as a direct result, carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from electricity generation fell 33.3% in 2019.

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