reducing shipping emissions

Singapore to inspect ships’ IMO 2020 compliance based on a risk matrix

During her opening address on the enforcement of the 2020 sulphur cap, MPA Singapore’s Chief Executive, Quah Ley Hoon, said that vessel will be chosen for inspection according to a risk matrix. The matrix will consider the compliance option of the ship and if a Fuel Oil Non-Availability Report has been submitted.

Jotun signs with Hyundai Heavy for new, green marine paint

Greek marine coatings company Jotun announced it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the world’s largest shipbuilder, South Korean Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), for a new type of marine paint that reduces solvent emissions by up to 90%. 

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.

ExxonMobil expands its Singapore refinery

ExxonMobil has completed an expansion at its Singapore refinery to upgrade its production of EHC Group II base stocks, aiming to enhance the global supply of base stocks and improve the integrated facility’s competitiveness. The expansion will allow customers to blend lubricants to comply with stricter regulations, reduce emissions and improve fuel economy as well as low-temperature performance. 

Jan De Nul targets 15% a year CO2 reduction at Nieuwpoort

Luxembourg-based Jan De Nul Group revealed its commitment to reduce CO₂ emissions by 15% a year during maintenance dredging works at the Nieuwpoort coastal marina and to include by 2020 a minimum requirement of 15% CO₂ reduction in 80% of maintenance dredging contracts in Flanders.

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. 

CLIA: Cruise industry’s emissions criticism lacks academic scrutiny

Responding to a recent report by T&E critisizing the cruise industry’s emissions, CLIA said the results have been published without any academic scrutiny. It also cited significant investments in scrubbers and LNG over the last years, noting that the industry is fully committed to a zero emission future.

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