The Korea Shipbuilders' Association will be introducing the Korea GHG Reduction Response Research Council on Wednesday (16 May) as a response to an International Maritime Organization (IMO) greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction deadline, reports Asiae.
The IMO at MEPC 72 decided upon an emission reduction pathway of ‘at least’ 50% on 2008 levels by 2050, with a strong emphasis on increasing the cut towards 100% by 2050 if this can be shown to be possible.
The newly formed council will study the application of using alternative fuels such as hydrogen and fuel cells for vessels constructed Korea’s shipbuilding industry.
“The goal of the International Maritime Organization's reduction of greenhouse gas emissions [by 2050] is expected to have a greater impact on the shipping and shipbuilding industry than the regulation on the sulphur content of marine fuel oil to be applied from 2020,” said Hyun Taek Lim.
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Published: 16 May, 2018
Additional topics of bunker contamination and OCM services discussed at VPS’ Fuel Management Challenges – The Year of 2021 & Beyond webinar on 23 September; Manifold Times summarises the session.
‘The JMs have failed to discharge their duties by blindly helping the Banks mount a false case against the Defendant,’ wrote defence lawyers representing former IPP Director Dr Goh Jian Hian in court statement.
Lead prosecutor Andreas Myllerup Laursen aims for a fine and a prison sentence in the so-called Syria case scheduled to commence in Odense, Denmark on 26 October, writes the Danish publication.
In a modern re-telling of the story of David versus Goliath, local bunker barge owners/charterers successfully resisted claims brought in the Singapore courts by Phillips 66 for misdelivery of bunkers.
Bunker barge owners and operators; traders and suppliers; banks, including players in other countries, will have to re-examine respective operations, advises Helmsman Associate Director Jonathan Tan.
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