Tag: <span>Climate Change</span>

Wind technologies for cleaner shipping
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Wind technologies for cleaner shipping

A policy brief released by the EU Interreg North Sea Region Wind Assisted Ship Propulsion (WASP) project shows the potential of wind power to cut ship emissions and reduce fuel consumption and outlines some of the current barriers to uptake. Modern wind technologies such as rotors, suction wings, sails, kites, and more can provide a...

IMO MEPC approves amendments to cut ship emissions
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IMO MEPC approves amendments to cut ship emissions

This week, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) approved draft new mandatory regulations to cut the carbon intensity of existing ships. A virtual meeting held from 16-20 November 2020 discussed the amendments to the MARPOL[1] convention, which would require ships to combine a technical and an operational approach to reduce their...

Stena Bulk adds another methanol-powered vessel to fleet
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Stena Bulk adds another methanol-powered vessel to fleet

Stena Bulk has finalised an agreement to build an additional methanol-powered vessel under its joint venture partnership.  The methanol-powered Stena Prosperous will join the Stena ProPatria and the Stena ProMare in the Proman Stena fleet in H2 2022. Each vessel will use 12,500 tonnes per annum of methanol as a marine fuel, significantly reducing emissions...

UN’s shipping agency must not backtrack on its own climate plan
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UN’s shipping agency must not backtrack on its own climate plan

A joint NGO statement ahead of decision-time climate talks at the UN’s International Maritime Organisation (IMO) next week has been published. It states that member countries of the IMO must not backtrack on their own commitments to urgently decarbonise the shipping sector.  The Marine Environment Protection Committee meeting (MEPC75) takes place from 16-20 November. It...

Danish Shipping voices disappointment over proposal for climate action
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Danish Shipping voices disappointment over proposal for climate action

Danish Shipping has voiced its disappointment at the lack of agreement for an ambitious and clear climate regulation for shipping at the recent working group meetings of the International Maritime Organization (IMO). The week saw member states discuss how to adapt the regulation to ensure ships have less impact on the climate in the future....

ABS president urges industry to collaborate to deliver decarbonisation goals
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ABS president urges industry to collaborate to deliver decarbonisation goals

ABS chairman, president and CEO Christopher J. Wiernicki has called on the industry to recognise that the successful decarbonisation of the shipping industry will take teamwork and cooperation. “Building the future is clearly a team sport – even if not all players see it that way all the time,” he said. “In our industry, the...

IMO study shows sharp rise in emissions
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IMO study shows sharp rise in emissions

Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from shipping have increased by 9.6 per cent from 2012 to 2018, marking a growth from 977 million tonnes to 1.1 billion tonnes. Emissions continue to rise and experts predict a 50 per cent rise in emissions by 2050. These figures are according to the latest IMO study that has been...

MSC expands carbon neutral programme
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MSC expands carbon neutral programme

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company has extended its MSC Carbon Neutral Programme to clients worldwide following successful roll out of the initiative to selected countries last year.   Partnering with global climate solutions provider South Pole, the programme was developed in 2019 to improve sustainability and reduce emissions throughout the MSC fleet. The programme allows shipping...

NGOs call on IMO secretary-general for urgent action on climate crisis
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NGOs call on IMO secretary-general for urgent action on climate crisis

A group of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have sent a letter to secretary-general of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), Kitack Lim, calling for urgent action in addressing shipping’s impact on the climate crisis. In their letter to Mr Lim, the NGOs urge the IMO and other organisations to, “step forward with innovative policies and importantly, and...

Weathernews reports increased Northern Sea Route voyages in 2019
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Weathernews reports increased Northern Sea Route voyages in 2019

Weathernews, which supports safe navigation through the Arctic, has reported record-breaking heat in the Arctic this year, with sea ice decreasing at the fastest rate in the history of observation. This has led to an increase of voyages through the Northern Sea Route (NSR). The melting Arctic ice has had a significant effect on ships...

Shipping community announces $5bn fund to eliminate CO2 emissions
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Shipping community announces $5bn fund to eliminate CO2 emissions

The international shipping community has announced plans to form a new non-governmental Research & Development organisation to eliminate CO2 emissions from shipping and accelerate the development of commercially viable zero-carbon emission ships by the early 2030s. The proposal includes core funding from shipping companies across the world of approximately USD 5 billion over a 10-year...

New report highlights benefits of reducing ship speeds
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New report highlights benefits of reducing ship speeds

On the eve of the latest round of UN ship climate negotiations at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in London, a new report published by Seas at Risk and Transport & Environment has highlighted how slower ship speeds would massively reduce the damage shipping is causing to human health, nature and the climate. The large...