Tag: Greenhouse Gases

HFO and scrubbers could help meet GHG targets
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HFO and scrubbers could help meet GHG targets

  A study published by Norway’s SINTEF has found that exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS), also known as scrubbers, used alongside heavy fuel oil (HFO) can help to reduce global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Chief scientist Dr Elizabeth Lindstad concluded that from well-to-wake the continued use of HSFO or HFO (heavy fuel oil) with an...

KR launches emission data management system
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KR launches emission data management system

The Korean Register (KR) has established a new greenhouse gas (GHG) online data management system to help shipowners comply with GHG emission regulations including the EU’s Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) requirement and IMO’s Data Collection System (DCS). The online data management system is known as KR GEARS, which stands for GHG Emission Authentic Reporting...

Energy experts support carbon-free ammonia as a marine fuel
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Energy experts support carbon-free ammonia as a marine fuel

The transition to low and zero-carbon fuels must happen in 2020 if international shipping is to meet the IMO’s 2050 target of cutting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by at least 50 per cent compared with 2008 levels, Tim Scarbrough, associate director, Ricardo Energy and Environment confirmed this week. Green ammonia, which can be used in...

UK plans for zero-emission ships by 2025
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UK plans for zero-emission ships by 2025

An ambitious plan set out by the United Kingdom to cut pollution from the country’s maritime sector has called for zero-emission capable ships to be operating in UK waters by 2025. The Clean Maritime Plan published this week outlines the commitment and ways the government plans to incentivise the transition to zero-emission shipping. To achieve...

Maersk offers customers carbon-neutral transport
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Maersk offers customers carbon-neutral transport

A new and first-of-its-kind carbon neutral product is being piloted in the shipping industry by Maersk. Carbon neutral biofuel is being trialled onboard the Mette Maersk to help the shipping company deliver carbon neutral transportation for its customers. Biofuel, which is certified as a sustainable fuel by the International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC) body,...

MEPC 74 strengthens efficiency targets
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MEPC 74 strengthens efficiency targets

The IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) held its 74th meeting last week. The session approved amendments to strengthen existing mandatory requirements for new ships to be more energy efficient. This agreement covers seven ship types in total for long-term decarbonisation. The accelerated targets for containers, general cargo ships, hybrid diesel-electric cruise ships, and LPG...

Shipping on track to meet 2030 emissions target, says ICS
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Shipping on track to meet 2030 emissions target, says ICS

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) remains confident that shipping will improve its carbon efficiency by at least 40 per cent by 2030 compared to 2008, in line with the IMO targets to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Following decisions made by the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 74) in London last week, ICS...

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...