green practices

CSA 2020 welcomes study’s results on scrubber wash water

CE Delft, a research organisation in the Netherlands with expertise on environmental issues, presented its results on scrubbers, highlighting that accumulated concentrations of exhaust gas cleaning systems, EGCS, or scrubbers, wash water components are at very low levels and well below applicable regulatory limits. Thus, the Clean Shipping Alliance (CSA) 2020 applauds the results.

US’s first zero-emissions e-ferry to run on hydrogen fuel cell

SW/TCH Maritime (SW/TCH) announced its collaboration with Golden Gate Zero Emission Marine (GGZEM), concerning its aim to build and own the ‘Water Go Round’ e-ferry. The project leverages proven technology from partners including BAE Systems and Hydrogenics.

Cargill decreases CO2 emissions from shipping fleet

In light of reducing its carbon footprint at sea, Cargill managed to reduce its CO2 emissions from its chartered shipping fleet by 350,000 tonnes last year. Cargill is amongst those supporting greener shipping. In 2018, the business reduced gross CO2 emissions 350,000 tonnes, 4.5%, while it maintained the same level of transport activity.

ClassNK guidelines for ships using low-flashpoint fuels

ClassNK has released Guidelines for Ships Using Low-Flashpoint Fuels (Methyl/Ethyl Alcohol / LPG), that outline safety requirements for other viable alternative fuels besides LNG, based on the latest technology and regulation trends in order to promote the design of alternative fueled ships.

Britain to net zero UK carbon emissions by 2050

Theresa May, prior to stepping down as Prime Minister, announced that she will follow the commitment to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050, making Britain the first major economy to do so. The regulation includes domestic and international shipping emissions.

Carbon Trust Offshore Wind Accelerator initiates competition to cut ship emissions

The Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator has launched a competition to boost the development of technologies with the possibility to reduce vessel emissions and fuel consumption. Up to £100,000 in funding will be awarded to the winning technologies, from an overall funding pot of £300,000, to support technology development or showcase.

Ammonia as a marine fuel benefits environment, report says

Ammonia is a safe and effective option to be used as a marine fuel to reduce harmful emissions in the shipping industry, according to a new research conducted by C-Job Naval Architects, the ship design and engineering company in the Netherlands. The study shows that ammonia can be used as a marine fuel, under the condition that a number of safety measures are included in the design. 

Shipping experts discuss decarbonisation and technology

During ABS’ event in Athens, representatives from the Union of Greek Shipowners (UGS), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Chevron Shipping Company and Clarkson Research Services, gathered to discuss the role technology plays in the shipping industry and the path to IMO 2050.

APL reduces carbon emissions intensity by half since 2009

APL announced a 47.4% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions per container transported per kilometre in 2018, compared to its base level in 2009. The result comes after the Environmental Performance Assessment (EPA) of APL’s 2018 carbon dioxide emission data by the global non-profit organization Business for Social Responsibility’s Clean Cargo Working Group. 

Bill introduced in the UK to commit Government to achieve net zero emissions

On 11th June, Rachel Reeves MP, Chair of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee will present a Bill to Parliament which would hold the Government accountable to reducing UK carbon emissions to net zero by 2050. Ms. Reeves has also published a draft Statutory Instrument (SI) which would enable the Government to achieve the same result of setting the net-zero target in law but do so faster.

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