Tag: Greenhouse Gases

IMO Secretary-General calls on Member States for GHG reduction
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IMO Secretary-General calls on Member States for GHG reduction

IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has called on Member States and the entire maritime sector to come on board to achieve the ambitions set out in the IMO initial strategy for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from international shipping. The IMO strategy aims for at least a 50 per cent cut in GHG emissions by 2050...

NYK bulk carrier trials GoodFuels biofuel
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NYK bulk carrier trials GoodFuels biofuel

A bulk carrier chartered by mining company BHP and owned by NYK is trialling sustainable biofuel from GoodFuels Marine. The trial will test the viability of biofuels in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction from shipping. A drop-in marine gas oil (MGO) equivalent was blended with conventional fossil-based MGO in a mix of 30 per cent...

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,...

New vessel design supports liquefied hydrogen bunkering
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New vessel design supports liquefied hydrogen bunkering

Moss Maritime, Equinor, Wilhelmsen, and DNV-GL have developed a design for a liquefied hydrogen (LH2) bunker vessel. Large-scale use of hydrogen across both the land and maritime sectors will require specific vessels tailored to transporting and bunkering liquefied hydrogen. The project, sponsored by Innovation Norway, aims to clarify challenges and find solutions for storage and...

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...

MOL implements initiatives to combat global warming
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MOL implements initiatives to combat global warming

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has announced its support for three initiatives to address the issue of global warming. The first initiative is a task force on climate-related financial disclosures (TCFD). TCFD is a task force established by Financial Stability Board (FSB), and its recommendations encourage companies to disclose information on climate change-related impacts and risks...

Tripartite Forum calls for human-centred ship design
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Tripartite Forum calls for human-centred ship design

The Tripartite Forum is promoting a human-centred ship design concept, with the aim of focusing design around ships’ crew to improve operational efficiency and reduce human error. According to a statement issued by BIMCO, ICS, INTERCARGO, INTERTANKO, OCIMF, IACS, ASEF, and SEA Europe, the Tripartite believes that ships’ on-board systems and fitting should be designed...

Second stage of CO2 Challenge launched at SMM
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Second stage of CO2 Challenge launched at SMM

Cargill, Rainmaking, and DNV GL have launched the second stage of their CO2 Challenge, a project designed to find existing technologies and assess the possibilities of scaling them to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by ten per cent. At the SMM trade show in Hamburg this week, the companies began meeting with start-ups to find...

ESPO supports EU on IMO emissions strategy
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ESPO supports EU on IMO emissions strategy

The European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) has voiced its support for the implementation of an ambitious greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions strategy by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) during its 72nd Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) meeting next week. The adoption of the strategy is expected to prove the shipping and maritime industries’ commitment to the...

Greek shipowners support ambitious GHG emissions reduction strategy
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Greek shipowners support ambitious GHG emissions reduction strategy

The Union of Greek Shipowners (UGS) strongly supports the adoption of an ambitious and realistic global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction strategy, which is to be discussed during the International Maritime Organization’s 72nd Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) meeting this month. According to the UGS, an ambitious and realistic global strategy to regulate emissions from...

MARPOL fuel reporting and garbage classification amendments enter into force
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MARPOL fuel reporting and garbage classification amendments enter into force

The latest amendments to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) Annex V have entered into force, beginning March 1, 2018. Amendments have been made to ship fuel oil consumption data reporting requirements and garbage classification, while changes to the International Oil Pollution Prevention Certificate have also been included. The ship...