reducing shipping emissions

Iceland’s sulphur emission ban in its territorial sea

The Government of Iceland and the Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources recently published a new regulation, tightening fuel requirements in Iceland’s territorial waters. Through the regulation, the government aims to enhance improved air quality in harbors and comply with its coalition agreement and climate action plan.

Scrubber waste removal done for the Port of Rotterdam

With the IMO 2020 regulation coming closer, shipping companies must choose an option between turning to low-sulphur fuel or installing scrubber to filter the heavy fuel oil from the exhaust gases released. In light of the situation, Port of Rotterdam announced that all of its vessels are well-prepared even for the scrubbers’ installation.

Port of Gothenburg container terminal to be fossil-fuel neutral by 2020

APM Terminals Gothenburg announced the launch of a machine park that will run on renewable fuels, doubling of rail-borne freight and optimising of loading and discharge operations, following the port’s aim on reducing its carbon emissions by 70% throughout the whole of the Gothenburg area by 2030.

Increasing confidence on second industry meeting for IMO 2020

The International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) informs that a second roundtable industry meeting hosted by IMO at its London Headquarters in Monday, November 18 saw more optimism about the general readiness to meet the 2020 sulphur cap requirement, as compared to the first meeting which took place earlier in June.

Norsepower, SWS develop energy-efficient VLCC project

Norsepower Oy Ltd., announces a joint development project with Shanghai Waigaoqiao Ship Building Co., Ltd (SWS) both developing an energy efficient dual fuel very large crude carrier (VLCC) design, aiming to enhance fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. Under the agreement, Rotor Sails were implemented in the VLCC design for improving the fuel efficiency and reducing emissions.

Shaft generators help limit shipping emissions

In a statement, Wärtsilä highlights that it has been a stellar year for its shaft generators, generating power for a ship’s auxiliary systems from its main engines, which can also be used to reduce shipping emissions. Michael Kranz, Manager, Shaft Generator Systems & Cargo, overseeing a department of eight engineers at Wärtsilä’s Marine Electrical Systems highlighted that “last week, we reached 500 units sold, an incredible milestone. In the same week, we sold a comprehensive (holistic) hybrid system to a series of hybrid RoRo vessels. After a relatively slow start to the year, we are now seeing a big increase in these systems being specified by owners interested in reducing emissions and fuel costs.”

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