Tag: IMO

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,...

Sulphur cap will shake maritime industry, says iContainers
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Sulphur cap will shake maritime industry, says iContainers

Online freight forwarder iContainers says the maritime industry will be left ‘shaken’ for at least a year following the implementation of the IMO 2020 regulation. The new rule, which will come into effect in under seven months, requires sulphur oxide emissions from maritime vessels to be reduced from the current 3.5 per cent m/m to...

Scrubber wash water not harmful to environment, finds study
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Scrubber wash water not harmful to environment, finds study

The Clean Shipping Alliance (CSA) 2020 has welcomed the preliminary results of an independent study presented by Dutch research organisation CE Delft, that indicates accumulated concentrations of exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS, or “scrubbers”) wash water components are at very low levels and well below applicable regulatory limits. The study, presented to international delegates of...

ClassNK releases Guidelines for Ships Using Low-Flashpoint Fuels
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ClassNK releases Guidelines for Ships Using Low-Flashpoint Fuels

ClassNK has released Guidelines for Ships Using Low-Flashpoint Fuels, which includes Methyl, Ethyl Alcohol and LPG. Ships using alternative fuels, such as the ones mentioned above, can reduce CO2 emissions between 10 and 20 per cent compared with conventional fuel oils that contain sulphur. These types of fuels are therefore expected to be more widely...

Cargill cuts transport emissions by 350,000 tonnes
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Cargill cuts transport emissions by 350,000 tonnes

Cargill has achieved a 12 per cent reduction in CO2 emissions per cargo tonne mile compared with its 2016 baseline, proving that it is on course to meet its 2020 target of 15 per cent. According to Cargill, the reduction in emissions was made possible by the company’s chartering policy. In the reporting period, Cargill...

Shipping: a green industry?
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Shipping: a green industry?

Given the current climate crisis that, by now, is globally recognised, it’s time for the shipping industry to assess its impact on climate change. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate (IPCC) conference of last year, unprecedented changes are needed in order to prevent rapid global warming Current global warming is occurring much more rapidly...

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...

USCG approves second Wärtsilä BWMS
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USCG approves second Wärtsilä BWMS

Wärtsilä’s Aquarius UV ballast water management system (BWMS) has been granted United States Coast Guard (USCG) type approval. This is the second BWMS by Wärtsilä to receive USCG type approval. The Wärtsilä Aquarius EC (Electro-Chlorination) system was previously granted approval. This technology uses a simple two-stage process involving filtration and electro-chlorination, whereas the Aquarius UV...

ABS supports ballast water compliance ahead of IMO retrofit window
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ABS supports ballast water compliance ahead of IMO retrofit window

ABS has published its 2019 Ballast Water Management Advisory providing critical advice to owners in advance of the five-year window beginning September 2019, requiring retrofits of ballast water management systems (BWMS) on existing ships. “We anticipate roughly 6,000 vessels per year over the next five years will need to be retrofitted with BWMS to meet...

Chevron white paper addresses IMO 2020 cylinder oil concerns
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Chevron white paper addresses IMO 2020 cylinder oil concerns

Relying on one type of cylinder oil lubricant will become a thing of the past once the global 2020 sulphur cap enters into force, confirms Chevron Marine Lubricants in its latest white paper. The IMO’s sulphur regulation will require owners and operators to think carefully about the type of lubricant they use with their chosen...

Shippers call for speed regulation in support of emissions cut
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Shippers call for speed regulation in support of emissions cut

107 shipping companies including Safe Bulkers, Arklow Shipping, Chartworld Shipping Corporation and seven environmental groups have signed a letter to the IMO calling on its member states to urgently address climate change by regulating global ship speeds across different ship sizes and categories. The letter confirms a preference from the signatories to set maximum annual...

A consultant’s environmental view on scrubber technology
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A consultant’s environmental view on scrubber technology

It is a universal truth that sulphur emissions cause severe health problems to humans which result in premature deaths; let alone the effects of acid rain on the marine environment and land areas. I hope most environmental scientists, if not all, will not dispute the following argument: there is no point in using open loop...