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Capturing freight carbon with new ISO guidelines

With more than half the world's CO2 emissions generated by the transportation sector, a new International Workshop Agreement (IWA) from ISO represents a major step towards reducing emissions from freight transport. As billions of tonnes of goods are shipped around the globe to meet consumers’ seasonal tastes and demands, international freight transport has become increasingly important for worldwide deliveries. According to the US Environmental Protection Agency(EPA), of the 28 % of greenhouse gas emissions produced by the transportation sector, approximately 30 % come from freight. Without action, the threat to the environment may only worsen. The recently published IWA 16 defines the framework for coherent methods to quantify CO2 emissions of freight transport (total and intensity). It provides a gap analysis identifying starting points and recommending further specification and possible alignment on mode-specific and intermodal levels, including transhipment centres and warehouses. According to Dr. Verena Ehrler and Alan Lewis, Chairs of the group that developed IWA 16, the added value of the Agreement is the thorough scientific comparison it makes of currently existing standards against the industry and stakeholder perspective, thus building a valid and practical foundation for the development of a global standard for emissions calculation in freight transport ...

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Ultra low sulphur fuel oil and ISO standards

The Skuld P&I Club has issued article to help operators  understand how  ultra low sulphur fuel oil and ISO standards may relate to requirements for a maximum sulphur content of 0.10% in designated ECAs pursuant to MARPOL Annex VI. ISO standards As has been discussed in Skuld's guide to low sulphur fuels, there are a number of different versions of the modern ISO 8127 standards for marine fuels. The first incarnation dates back to 1987, and since then we have had the 1996, 2005, 2010 and the 2012 (5th edition) of the standard. While the 2005 standard is one of the most common, the 2010 has more developed criteria that users may favour but which has at times led to a premium being charged by suppliers in regions where 2005 is the norm. In particular 2010 added the DMZ grade, changed the viscosity standard for DMB and provided specifications for hydrogen sulphide, acid number, oxidation stability and lubricity (which should not be confused with viscosity). It has always been necessary to understand the specifications of any particular ISO standard and to ensure that the right fuel was being ordered for, and supplied to, a given vessel. MARPOL Annex VI Important things ...

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RINA certifies Technomar to ISO environmental and energy standards

Greece’s Technomar Shipping has been certified to ISO 14001 Environmental Management and ISO 50001 Energy Management standards by RINA Services. George Youroukos, Chairman, Technomar Shipping says, “Technomar is committed to minimising our impact on the environment and reducing energy consumption. Going through the rigorous process to reach these standards underlines how important this is to us. We hope that the certification will underline the quality of service we provide to our charterers and the care we give to the global community.” Michele Francioni, CEO, RINA Services, says, “Managing environmental impact and energy consumption gives companies a competitive edge. We are very proud to help Technomar to achieve these high standards.” Theo Baltatzis, General Manager, Technomar Shipping, says, “RINA helps us take a disciplined approach to energy and the environment, and that helps us to perform better.” Technomar is the second Greek shipmanagement company to achieve ISO 50001 certification by RINA, following IASON Hellenic Shipping last year. RINA Services is currently working with other leading Greek companies to help them improve their environmental performance. Technomar operates a fleet of thirty-seven container vessels and bulkers and is based in Athens. Source: RINAIn the onset, I was frank with you propecia before and ...

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MOL earns ISO50001 and ISO14001certifications

MOL Ship Management a core ship management company in the corporate group headed by Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) announced acquisition of certifications from Nihon Kaiji Kyokai, for Energy Management Systems (ISO50001*1) and Environmental Management Systems (ISO14001*2). NK Executive Vice President Koichi Fujiwara presented the certificates to MOLSHIP President Furukawa in July 29 ceremony at NK headquarters. MOLSHIP'S certifications, which cover ship management of dry bulkers, car carriers, and other freighters, as well as shoreside office operations, are the first ISO50001 certifications ever awarded by NK. MOLSHIP has strived to improve the energy efficiency of its vessels, which include MOL's concept vessel ISHIN series typified by the world's first new hybrid car carrier Emerald Ace. The company also makes every effort to prevent ocean pollution in ship management operations. The acquisition of ISO150001 certification recognizes the company's ongoing work in these areas. (*1) ISO50001 is the international standard related to energy management, stipulated in June 2011. It is based on ISO14001 requirements, and calls for operational reforms to improve energy performance. (*2) ISO14001's basic structure is the PDCA system. This international standard aims at reduction of environmental risks, ensuring compliance with laws and regulations, and promoting ongoing improvement.   Source and ...

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