Tag: Decarbonisation

Royal Belgian Shipowners’ Association launches decarbonisation website
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Royal Belgian Shipowners’ Association launches decarbonisation website

The Royal Belgian Shipowners’ Association (RBSA) has launched its Maritime Industry Decarbonisation Council (MIDC) website. In 2016, the RBSA set up a platform where all stakeholders involved can orient around steps in the decarbonisation pathway. This was called the Maritime Industry Decarbonisation Council (MIDC). The MIDC aims to bridge the gap between shipowners, charterers, shippers,...

Eight low-emission vessel concept designs
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Eight low-emission vessel concept designs

The shipping industry is ramping up its efforts to decarbonise by exploring the use of alternative fuels and technologies. Last week, a study led by Lloyd’s Register revealed that by 2030 zero emission vessels need to be entering the world fleet if the industry is to come close to achieving the IMO 2050 GHG emissions...

Marichem Marigases joins Green Award as incentive provider
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Marichem Marigases joins Green Award as incentive provider

Marine chemicals and gas division Marichem Marigases has joined the Green Award as an incentive provider to support ships that demonstrate high environmental standards. Marichem Marigases will reward Green Award certificate holders with additional discounts on the current price list, including a 10 per cent discount on anti-pollution kits and equipment and arc welding machines, and...

Pathways to IMO 2050
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Pathways to IMO 2050

Shipping is preparing to meet a tough emissions target that aims for at least a 50 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050 compared with a 2008 baseline. To meet this ambitious goal, which is equal to a reduction of at least 470 million tonnes of cargo emissions according to Dr Martin Stopford,...

Prioritise performance measurement to meet IMO 2050, says Martin Stopford
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Prioritise performance measurement to meet IMO 2050, says Martin Stopford

Meeting the IMO 2050 GHG emission reduction target is not impossible but will require shipping to think carefully about its strategy and focus on measuring every aspect of ship and cargo performance using digital technology. Prioritising performance measurement in digital applications is the first place to start when it comes to achieving decarbonisation goals, says economist...

Port of Rotterdam injects EUR 5m into carbon cutting scheme
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Port of Rotterdam injects EUR 5m into carbon cutting scheme

The Port of Rotterdam Authority has made five million euros available to help reduce CO2 emissions generated by the shipping sector. From January 21, 2019, interested parties can apply for funding via the Incentive Scheme Climate-Friendly Shipping. The initiative aims to promote projects and demonstrations that make use of low-carbon or zero-carbon fuels delivered in...

Waterborne TP pushes for carbon neutral shipping
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Waterborne TP pushes for carbon neutral shipping

The Waterborne Technology Platform (TP) has released its new Strategic Research Agenda to the European Commission, providing long-term vision and missions for a climate neutral economy. Waterborne TP believes that an innovative, carbon neutral, and high-tech sector within a prosperous European society will address the global and societal challenges of the waterborne sector and meet...

Maersk aims for carbon neutrality by 2050
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Maersk aims for carbon neutrality by 2050

Maersk has pledged to be carbon neutral by 2050 but says an acceleration in new innovations and adaption of new technology is required to meet this goal. Søren Toft, chief operating officer, A.P. Moller – Maersk said: “The only possible way to achieve the so-much-needed decarbonisation in our industry is by fully transforming to new carbon...

Decarbonisation by 2050 is possible, finds report
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Decarbonisation by 2050 is possible, finds report

CO2 emissions from transport including shipping could reach zero by 2050 without radical changes in technology, finds a new report by The Energy Transitions Commission (ETC). According to the report, Mission Possible, which draws upon a set of analyses carried out by Material Economics, McKinsey & Company, University Maritime Advisory Services and SYSTEMIQ, reducing demand...

China Navigation to develop low-carbon ships for Pacific region
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China Navigation to develop low-carbon ships for Pacific region

The China Navigation Company (CNCo), parent of Swire Shipping and Swire Bulk, and The University of the South Pacific (USP) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to conduct feasibility studies for the design costs and plan for low-carbon vessels to operate in the Pacific region. The design and construction of the ships are part...

MAN pledges incentives for LNG propulsion
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MAN pledges incentives for LNG propulsion

MAN Energy Solutions has pledged to stimulate decarbonisation of the shipping industry by subsidising shipowners that convert their engines to gas derived fuel up to EUR 2 million. Wayne Jones OBE, chief sales officer and representative for MAN Energy Solutions at a conference held in Greece confirmed: “MAN Energy Solutions believes fully in its technology,...

Cargill launches CO2 Challenge
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Cargill launches CO2 Challenge

Cargill has launched its CO2 Challenge project, which aims to find and scale new technologies to reduce shipping emissions by ten per cent. The project, which is being launched alongside DNV GL and Rainmaking, will encourage all businesses and entrepreneurs with a product in need of commercial assessment, testing, investment, and scaling to apply to...