Environmentally friendly shipping can reduce freight costs

A recent study carried out in the Laboratory of Industrial Management at Åbo Akademi University indicates that improved ship utilization rates and investments in environmentally sustainable technologies for enhanced energy efficiency would not only significantly reduce carbon dioxide emissions within navigation but would also contribute to lowering freight costs.

European Council places climate action at the center

According to a recent statement, foreign ministers discussed climate diplomacy and restated the political centrality of climate action for the European Union. The Council adopted conclusions on climate diplomacy, constituting that climate will be one of the priorities in the EU’s external policy in 2020.

2020 sulphur cap sets base for next energy transition phase

The UK Chamber of Shipping analyzes the industry’s changes for the last years, highlighting the evolution and the steps taken towards a greener industry, with IMO’s 2020 sulphur cap being the base for the next energy transition phase.

Carnival Corporation enters in Getting to Zero Coalition

Carnival Corporation recently announced that became a member in the “Getting to Zero Coalition”, becoming the first cruise operator that joins the coalition. Through this participation, the cruise company will boost the decarbonization matter of the global shipping industry.

ECSA welcomes European Green Deal

Following the unveiling of the European Green Deal, the European Community of Shipowners Association (ECSA) expressed its support, highlighting the importance of heading towards a greener and more sustainable industry and dealing with shipping emissions.

EU Commission to propose shipping inclusion in ETS in March

On 12 December, the European Commission will present the European Green Deal as part of its plan to be the first climate neutral continent by 2050, announced the European Commission’s recently-elected President, Ursula von der Leyen, on the sidelines of COP 25 underway in Madrid. 

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