Eco Marine Power widened the Aquarius Eco ShipTM project and invited other companies to join this low-emissions ship design initiative. As part of this plan a wider range of technologies will be studied including fuel cells, air lubrication systems & electrical propulsion. This study was started by Eco Marine Power in May 2011.
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The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are offering seed money to foster the development of new goods-movement technologies that will improve air quality, as part of the ports’ Technology Advancement Program. The Ports’ TAP is focused on clean technologies specifically for maritime related mobile sources that operate in and around ports.
The International Transport Forum released a report, reviewing port-based incentive schemes to reduce shipping emissions, such as environmentally differentiated port fees. The report wants to determine how the financial incentives at the port level could provide important lessons for the design of decarbonisation policies for the maritime sector.
Ahead of the 2020 Sulphur Cap, Mr. Ioannis Chiotopoulos, Regional Manager South East Europe, Middle East & Africa, DNV GL – Maritime, shares his thoughts about industry’s compliance with upcoming regulations, highlighting that it remains a complex issue for the operators. Following the announcement of M/T Almi Atlas newbuilding project, which is the first VLCC fitted with scrubbers and is classed under DNV GL, Mr. Chiotopoulos provides feedback on scrubbers.
Using LNG as a fuel in ocean-going vessels will not be enough for operators, in order to comply with the emissions regulations that are coming into force. Shipping industry needs to find other ways of reducing emissions. Even if the entire shipping industry switched to LNG, it would still be far from its CO2 reduction targets.
Desgagnés christened and launched the M/T Mia Desgagnés, the world’s first polar-class dual-fuel oil/chemical tanker. The ship will be able to operate on three different types of fuel, including LNG, reducing GHG emissions. The ship will weigh 15,000 tons and its will have a capacity exceeding 17,000 m³.
IMO’s MEPC 72 discussed key environmental issues for global shipping industry on 9-13 April. While global attention was focused on the adoption of initial strategy for the GHG emissions reduction from ships, key themes also included the 2020 sulphur limit, the BWM Convention, HFO use in Arctic, marine litter and biofouling.
BP published a new report, called “Advancing the Energy Transition”. The report describes BP’s commitment to a low carbon future and the actions that it will take to keep up with increasing energy demand, while at the same time working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The report sets out targets for reducing GHG emissions from BP’s operations.
ExxonMobil announced that it will supply fuels that comply with the IMO 0.5% sulphur cap in ports in Northwest Europe, the Mediterranean and Singapore. Additional locations will be announced during 2018. The fuels will use patented technology to identify potential compatibility issues during the development process.
Air pollution from sulphur oxides that ships emit has dropped significantly over the past years, a new compliance report by the European Commission shows. This is the result of joint efforts by EU and the maritime industry to implement EU rules under the Sulphur Directive and the choice for cleaner fuel.
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