Tag: Emissions

Wilhelmsen and Hitachi offer on-board sulphur fuel analysis solution
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Wilhelmsen and Hitachi offer on-board sulphur fuel analysis solution

Wilhelmsen has signed an agreement with Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science (Hitachi High-Tech) to provide its customers with an on-board and on the spot handheld sulphur fuel analyser. Hitachi High-Tech’s XRF analysers allow crew to accurately and efficiently test the sulphur content of the fuel being used to ensure compliance with international regulations. The XRF analysers...

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,...

MSC secures US $439m loan for 86 scrubbers
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MSC secures US $439m loan for 86 scrubbers

Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has secured a US $439 million loan for scrubbers to meet the IMO’s 2020 0.5 per cent sulphur cap. The scrubbers will be installed on 86 MSC containerships. Law firm Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) is advising lending company BNP Paribas on the loan. There are four other banks also acting...

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...

China publishes new air emissions requirements
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China publishes new air emissions requirements

The China Maritime Safety Administration (MSA) has issued new air emissions requirements, affecting certain-sized vessels entering and operating in Chinese waters. The new requirements, which entered into force on January 1, 2019 cover the China Domestic Emission Control Area (ECA) and Ship’s Energy Consumption Data Reporting. The first plan is an upgrade to the 2015...

London P&I warns of rising pollution fines in Turkey
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London P&I warns of rising pollution fines in Turkey

The London P&I Club has warned that the level of pollution fines in Turkey has increased between three and fourteen times previous levels with effect from December 2018. Significant fines can be incurred for any discharge of dirty ballast, petroleum, petroleum derivatives (including sludge, slop fuel products, oily waste), garbage and sewage into Turkish waters....

Vancouver port terminal installs shore power system
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Vancouver port terminal installs shore power system

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority has installed a Schneider electric EcoStructure Platform to provide shore power for ships docked at the Centerm Container Terminal, operated DP World Vancouver. The system is designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from ships while at berth. The platform allows ships to turn off their diesel engines and run on...

BIMCO confirms China has not placed a full ban on scrubbers
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BIMCO confirms China has not placed a full ban on scrubbers

BIMCO has revealed that China’s ban on open-loop scrubbers in Emission Control Areas (ECAs) may extend to cover all Chinese waters in the near future. BIMCO said that sources familiar with the open-loop scrubber ban have confirmed that while the ban is currently limited to China’s ECAs, a full ban on open-loop scrubbers is not...

Stockholm launches first ice-class hybrid ferry
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Stockholm launches first ice-class hybrid ferry

Swedish company Waxholmsbolaget has launched Stockholm’s first ice-capable hybrid passenger ferry. The hybrid ferry is built by Baltic Workboats and is equipped with two diesel-electric hybrid drive trains with permanent magnet electrical motors and generators supplied by Danfoss Editron. A battery pack is also included. The ferry will carry 150 passengers and operate in waters with...