Newbuilding orderbooks have reached historically low levels relative to existing fleets, with the dry bulk carrier sector being one of the most extreme examples.
reducing shipping emissions
Achieving a major step within the car carrier sector of the shipping industry, GoodFuels joined forces with car manufacturer Volkswagen Group, supplying their Bio-Fuel oil to Patara RoRo carrier.
DFDS along with its collaborators applied for a EU Innovation Fund, in order to jointly explore an electricity-powered ferry from a hydrogen fuel cell system, which only emits water.
Interferry, the global trade association representing ferry industry, is conducting a major energy efficiency data survey to ensure that existing ferries can comply with short-term GHG emissions measures, agreed in principle at last week’s IMO MEPC 75 meeting.
A study by the International Council on Clean Transportation is suggesting individual governments to take unilateral action to restrict or ban scrubber discharges from both open-loop and closed-loop systems.
In line with an increased industry interest in hydrogen technologies for reducing the environmental footprint of maritime operations, a group of Japanese entities has joined forces on a new project aiming to promote commercial operation of hydrogen fuel cell ships.
On 17 November, MEPC75 gave preliminary approval to the compromise agreement for the package of technical and operational measures to address greenhouse gas emissions from ships in the short run. ESPO sees the agreement as a first step, but stresses the need for higher ambitions.
The UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency joined forces with the University of Southampton aiming to drive innovation into UK’s maritime sector, focusing on maritime autonomy and emissions reduction.
Greenhouse gas levels reached a new record during 2019 despite an expected drop in emissions due to COVID-19 lockdowns, World Meteorological Organization (WMO) reported.
RightShip along with the Pilbara Ports Authority joined forces in order to develop a pilot program which allows ports around global, review their emissions profiles and adopt appropriate management strategies.
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