With shipping industry’s goal to reduce carbon emissions until 2050, partners from leading organizations shake their hands and collaborated to step up sector’s decarbonization.
The long awaited IMO’s 2020 sulphur cap regulation finally came into force in January 1st 2020, aiming to crucially reduce shipping emissions, bringing significant benefits to both human health and the environment.
The World Meteorological Organization reports of a new GHG-emissions level that “have reached another new record high”, meaning that future generations will experience the severe impacts of climate change, including rising temperatures, extreme weather conditions, sea level increase, as well as disruption to marine and land ecosystems.
As part of its efforts to become a global hub for low-carbon maritime technology, the UK government announced a further £1 million for technology and innovation projects through MarRI-UK, a consortium of leading maritime organisations.
Compagnie Maritime Belge (CMB), based in Antwerp, and Japanese shipbuilder Tsuneishi Facilities & Craft (TFC) announced their collaboration to construct a hydrogen-powered ferry. TFC will bring its state-of-the-are shipbuilding expertise, whereas CMB Technologies will bring their knowledge on marine hydrogen systems.
Norwegian shipbuilder Ulstein Verft announced delivery of the world’s largest plug-in hybrid vessel, ‘Color Hybrid’, to Oslo-based company Color Line, on 1st August. The ship represents an important milestone for its innovative and new environmentally friendly solutions.
Shore power enables ships equipped with the necessary equipment to shut down diesel powered auxiliary engines and plug into land-based electrical power. This reduces emissions of pollutants that damage air quality and GHG emissions that contribute to climate change. It also reduces engine noise. In this video, the Port of Vancouver presents its own shore power facility.
The South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) announced that Africa is ready to implement the global regulations concerning the air pollution by vessels, according to IMO’s MARPOL convention. SAMSA’s acting CEO, Mr Sobantu Tilayi, focuses on the 2020 sulphur cap and Africa’s intention on fighting pollution and reducing shipping emissions.
A new IMO video puts the spotlight on how an IMO/EU initiative is helping reduce maritime emissions in the Solomon Islands as part of a global project to help tackle climate change. The Maritime Technology Cooperation Centre Pacific – one of five regional centres established under the IMO-led Global MTCC Network project – helped the Solomon Islands port conduct a full energy efficiency and emissions audit.
In this video, Luca Volta, Marine Fuels Venture Manager, ExxonMobil and Alan Lim, Deputy Director, MPA, discuss the latest challenges of IMO 2020, from enforcement to alternative compliance choices such as scrubbers and LNG. Explaining how the Port of Singapore prepares for the 2020 sulphur cap, Alan Lim said that MPA Singapore is working on two fronts. The first is to ensure availability of compliant fuels at the Port.
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