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MPA and SMF establish advisory panel to develop maritime GHG reduction strategies

The cross-disciplinary panel draws on the expertise of leaders from various stakeholders: shipping companies, insurance and finance players etc.

Jul 02 2020

Port of Bergen forms enterprise to measure vessel’s level of emissions when in port

The development is fuelled by the port’s ambition to have a measurement system for the environmental impact of cruise ships; 16 ports have signed on to date, it said.

Jun 30 2020

Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping founded by industry majors

The Center staff will include subject matter experts in energy, bunker fuels and ship technology as well as regulatory affairs, finance and the global energy transition.

Jun 26 2020

The Standard Club: Australia introduces increased fines for pollution related incidents

Increased fines are not limited to oil or bunker spills and could also apply to other situations, for example where containers have been lost overboard.

Jun 25 2020

MAS proposes further capital market collaborations with China through green finance

Both China and Singapore are committed to meeting their sustainability goals under the Paris Agreement, and have embarked on green finance agendas.

Jun 22 2020

Singapore: Straits Marine Services starts vessel sanitisation operations on bunker tanker

A sanitisation expert offers Manifold Times a summary of the processes involved in disinfecting a ship together with the equipment and products used in the operation.

Jun 17 2020

Hong Kong Transport and Housing Bureau proposes amendment to shipping regulations

“Proposed amendments involve […] application of Energy Efficiency Design Index requirements to ships having ice-breaking capabilities,” said a spokesman.

Jun 16 2020

MSC trials alternative bunker fuels and offers clients carbon offsetting for sustainability

Developed with South Pole, the program allows clients to compensate the emissions from shipping their cargo by contributing financially to projects that reduce emissions.

Jun 16 2020

Gard: South Korea to implement emission reduction initiatives in major port areas

Though the South Korean port air quality act is independent of MARPOL Annex VI, authorities will accept alternative compliance methods like scrubbers and LNG, says Gard.

Jun 12 2020

Equinor prepared to increase production and large-scale use of low sulphur bunker fuel

The company said it has been a pioneer in using LNG as a fuel, and it will introduce the large-scale use of liquefied petroleum gas as a fuel during 2021.

Jun 09 2020

CMA CGM aims to be carbon neutral by 2050 for sustainable globalisation

As a first step, 10% of the company’s energy supplies will include alternative fuels; this is in addition to its plan to reduce 40% of CO2 emissions by 2030.

Jun 04 2020

BPA report recommends green maritime fund as pivotal to support emissions reductions

A green maritime fund is needed to support decarbonisation in shipping but has to be supported by a zero emission standard to bring certainty to investors, says BPA.

Jun 02 2020

Lubrizol joins ‘Getting to Zero Coalition’ – a first among lubricant technology suppliers

Aims to adopt a wider approach to sustainability by reducing the environmental impact of product manufacturing, and the impact of the products themselves.

May 29 2020

Newly formed ‘e5 Consortium’ to boost use of zero-emission electric vessels in Japan

The world’s first zero-emission electric propulsion bunker tankers were ordered by Asahi Tanker, a member of the ‘e5 Consortium’, in late March.

May 22 2020

Argus Media: European shipping to spend less on reducing emissions

In an ESCA survey, 44% of respondents said investing in technologies that would cut carbon emissions will no longer be possible after Covid-19.

May 21 2020

Norwegian 2050 GHG strategy entails ban on non climate neutral bunker fuel

Norwegian shipping companies have committed themselves to reducing GHG to zero by 2050 through adopting four ambitious goals laid out in a climate strategy.

May 20 2020

SEA Europe proposes alternative to extending EU Emission Trading Scheme to shipping

Suggests dedicated EU Maritime Fund to incentivise development of green technologies, sustainable alternative fuels, and more, for integration onboard ships.

May 11 2020

Port of Rotterdam Authority voices support for Fuel EU Maritime initiative

The Port of Rotterdam Authority supports initiative and actively encourages the use of alternative bunker fuels, partly through the Incentive Scheme Climate-Friendly Shipping.

May 04 2020

Argus Media Q&A: IMO GHG 2023 decision will not be postponed

IMO representative discusses its upcoming GHG regulation deadlines and the possible impact for the industry and newbuilds given the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Apr 17 2020

Wärtsilä: Cutting greenhouse gas emissions from LNG engines

As uptake of LNG accelerates, its impact on emissions is widely debated due to methane slips; Wärtsilä demonstrates how technology can make LNG a viable bunkering option.

Apr 07 2020

Taiwan applies for tougher restrictions on bunker, aviation, and land-based fuels

0.5% sulphur cap will apply for Taiwanese international and domestic vessels by 1 July 2020, even though it is not a member of the IMO, states government.

Mar 23 2020

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