reducing shipping emissions

Port of Amsterdam, partners to develop major green hydrogen cluster

The Port of Amsterdam announced collaboration with Nouryon and Tata Steel to study the feasibility of a large green hydrogen cluster in the Amsterdam region. The three parties consider green hydrogen as vital for reaching climate targets and building a more circular economy.

Greek Shipowners: IMO 2020 guidance needs to address better sulphur cap issues

The Union of Greek Shipowners announced that it remains committed to the successful implementation of the 2020 sulphur cap. However, President of the UGS, Theodore Veniamis stated that the union cannot unsee the uncertainties regarding the availability and supply of MARPOL compliant fuels which are also SOLAS compliant.

CMA CGM, Panalpina sign agreement to reduce emissions by 2025

Panalpina and CMA CGM signed a sustainability agreement to reduce their carbon emissions by 2025. As of 2020, newbuild LNG-powered mega-vessels with a capacity of 22,000 TEUs will help achieve the environmental goals. The aim of the sustainability agreement between CMA CGM and Panalpina will be achieved by using eco-friendly transport solutions.

IMO issues ship and port emissions toolkits

IMO has developed a new set of toolkits to assess and address emissions from ships and ports. The Ship Emissions Toolkit and Port Emissions Toolkit have been developed under the GEF-UNDP-IMO GloMEEP Project, in collaboration with its strategic partners, IMarEST and IAPH.

Study: ‘Just-in-time’ concept saves thousands of CO2 tonnes

If sea-going vessels were better informed about the availability of berths and adapted their speed accordingly, substantial savings could be made in terms of fuel and CO2 emissions, according to a study commissioned by the Port of Rotterdam Authority and research institute TNO.

New LNG terminal to be built at Port of Rostock

Novatek and Fluxys signed a Land Lease Agreement with the Rostock Port for constructing a mid-scale LNG transshipment terminal based in the port of Rostock in Germany. The LNG transshipment terminal will have a capacity of about 300 thousand tons per annum and will accommodate LNG carriers from the Cryogas-Vysotsk liquefaction facility.

Ship owners hurry to install scrubbers ahead of 2020 regulations

Ship owners are rushing to install scrubbers this year ahead of the 2020 sulphur cap. Currently, ship operators have the option of either using cleaner, but more expensive, marine gasoil or install scrubbers which will clean the sulphur from the fuel oil. By 2020, an estimated 4,000 ships would be retrofitted with scrubbers.

Woodmac: Three areas of focus for the energy transition

Following the IPCC’s report presenting some gloomy predictions for the future of energy transition, Simon Flowers, Chairman and Chief Analyst at Wood Mackenzie consultancy, noted that there are three encouraging signs that society sees the need to deal with a deteriorating environment.

Scorpio to install scrubbers to 75 ships

Scorpio Tankers announced that it entered into agreements with suppliers, engineering firms, and ship repair facilities to cover the purchase and installation of scrubbers on its remaining owned and financed leased LR2, LR1, and MR tanker vessels. This number amounts to a total of 75 vessels.

InterManager: 2020 sulphur cap must consider human health

During the annual meeting of the trade body InterManager, shipowners discussed the challenges that maritime will face, as well as possible strategies to achieve environmental targets and adopt fast-paced technological advances. InterManager President Björn Jebsen said that this regulation could present significant challenges in relation to human health as well.

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smuggling
Smuggling and ship detentions
houthi holding ships
Houthi militia holding 10 vessels in Port of Hodeidah
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BW LNG announces first woman Captain onboard LNG carrier
sustainable shipping companies
Italy proposes tax ease for sustainable shipping companies
women in ports
IAPH Women’s Forum: Pushing the agenda for women in ports
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port of vancouver
Port of Vancouver announces end of cruise season
offshore wind
US focuses on offshore wind with three key projects
sulphur cap
ODME bypass criminal prosecutions: cause for concern or more of the same?
safety in shipping
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smuggling
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