Tag: <span>Greenhouse Gases</span>

Greensteam and DFDS collaborate on emissions-cutting performance platform
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Greensteam and DFDS collaborate on emissions-cutting performance platform

GreenSteam, developers of vessel performance solutions, has partnered with global ferry operator DFDS to co-develop and supply an enhanced performance platform, which will empower crews to optimise operations in real-time to reduce emissions by up to 35 per cent. This partnership will contribute to DFDS’s ‘short-term tonnage adaption plan’ to use decision support systems and...

Alfa Laval and WinGD cut methane slip by 50 per cent
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Alfa Laval and WinGD cut methane slip by 50 per cent

With IMO targeting a 50 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050, liquefied natural gas (LNG) is becoming a natural choice for shipowners in the transition to carbon-neutral fuels. Methane slip regulations are a possibility on the horizon, but Alfa Laval and global Swiss engine developer WinGD have already cooperated on a...

LR awards SHI AiP for ammonia-fuelled tanker design
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LR awards SHI AiP for ammonia-fuelled tanker design

Lloyd’s Register (LR) has granted Approval in Principle (AiP) to Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) for its ammonia-fuelled tanker design, a key progress milestone in the joint development project LR and SHI announced with industry partners MISC Berhad and MAN Energy Solutions in January 2020. To meet the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO’s) ambitions on cutting greenhouse...

“NextGEN” shipping decarbonisation concept mooted for efficient navigation
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“NextGEN” shipping decarbonisation concept mooted for efficient navigation

A new concept for a collaborative global ecosystem of maritime transport decarbonisation initiatives has been introduced by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and Singapore, during a global webinar on decarbonisation held 17 September. The NextGEN initiative aims to facilitate information sharing on decarbonisation initiatives across many stakeholders (including IMO Member States, NGOs, industry and academia);...

Scrubbers shown to have lower climate impact than low-sulphur fuel
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Scrubbers shown to have lower climate impact than low-sulphur fuel

A recent report by independent research and consultancy organisation CE Delft on the climate impact of marine scrubbers has found that the environmental impact of the technology could be less than that of low-sulphur marine fuel. The study compares the results to the use of low-sulphur marine fuels and is made from a well-to-wake perspective...

ClassNK verifies IINO LINES’ GHG assertion
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ClassNK verifies IINO LINES’ GHG assertion

Classification Society ClassNK has conducted the third-party verification with a reasonable level of assurance for a greenhouse gas (GHG) assertion of IINO KAIUN KAISHA and group companies, and issued a verification statement. As actions against climate change has increased the importance as criteria for corporate evaluation, not a few companies are encouraged to disclose their...

LNG retrofits: The time is now
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LNG retrofits: The time is now

LNG as fuel has long been considered the industry’s last, best hope to meet the IMO’s ambitious targets to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2030. So why aren’t we seeing more LNG retrofits on existing tonnage? In April 2018, MEPC 72 adopted resolution MEPC.304(72) on the Initial IMO Strategy on reduction of greenhouse gas...

LR and Methanol Institute launch guidance on methanol bunkering
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LR and Methanol Institute launch guidance on methanol bunkering

As stakeholders across the maritime industry assess future fuel options in support of the International Maritime Organization’s 2030 and 2050 greenhouse gas reduction ambitions, Lloyd’s Register (LR) and the Methanol Institute (MI) have produced a Bunkering Technical Reference on Methanol, which is among the future fuels receiving close attention. The new guidance outlines the procedures...

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...

“K” Line launches revised Environmental Vision for 2050
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“K” Line launches revised Environmental Vision for 2050

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (“K” Line) has revised its Environmental Vision 2050 – Blue Seas for the Future report to strengthen its initiatives towards the reduction of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The “K” Line Environmental Vision 2050 was launched in 2015, setting forth long-term goals to reduce emissions and increase research into advanced technology. “K”...