Tag: <span>IMO</span>

EEXI would only cut shipping emissions by 1.8%, finds study
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EEXI would only cut shipping emissions by 1.8%, finds study

A new working paper by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) has found that the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO’s) Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI), designed to reduce fuel use and CO2 emissions, would only affect shipping emissions by between 0.8 per cent and 1.8 per cent by 2030. In the working paper, authors...

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 AiP to ammonia-fuelled ultra-large container ship
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​LR awards AiP to ammonia-fuelled ultra-large container ship

Lloyd’s Register (LR) has granted Approval in Principle (AiP) to Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) and MAN Energy Solutions for its ammonia (NH3) fuelled 23,000 TEU ultra-large container ship design, a key result from a Joint Development Project (JDP) launched earlier this year focused on developing ammonia propulsion ships. It is the first AiP...

BIMCO pushes for international guidelines for ship/shore communication at IMO
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BIMCO pushes for international guidelines for ship/shore communication at IMO

Standardising and harmonising electronic ship/shore communication for reporting purposes is high on the agenda at the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) virtual Facilitation Committee (FAL) meeting next week (FAL 44). In 2016, the IMO set out new mandatory requirements on electronic data interchange, stating that national authorities have until April 2021 to establish systems for the...

Wärtsilä joins Norwegian fuel cell project
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Wärtsilä joins Norwegian fuel cell project

Wärtsilä is supporting a new Norwegian fuel cell project that aims to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from shipping and meet ambitious emissions reductions targets set by the International Maritime Organization (IMO). The main partners in the project are Odfjell, a major shipping operator, Prototech, a specialist company in fuel cell technology, and Lundin, an...

World Maritime Day 2020 – sustainable shipping for a sustainable planet
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World Maritime Day 2020 – sustainable shipping for a sustainable planet

On 24 September, IMO and the global maritime community come together to celebrate the annual World Maritime Day. The 2020 theme is “Sustainable Shipping for a Sustainable Planet”. 2020 saw everyone across the globe affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet this global crisis has demonstrated the importance of shipping as the most reliable, efficient and...

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);...

Shipping report: “COVID corner-cutting will lead to an environmental catastrophe”
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Shipping report: “COVID corner-cutting will lead to an environmental catastrophe”

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has issued a stark warning that if temporary short cuts adopted in the industry during the COVID-19 pandemic continue or become permanent, then there will be a rise in shipping accidents and environmental disasters. The predictions are contained within a new report released by the ITF’s Maritime Safety Committee:...

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...

Proactive use of voyage data recorder information
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Proactive use of voyage data recorder information

The Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) has published a revised edition of the information paper Recommendations on the Proactive Use of Voyage Data Recorder Information. This information paper updates OCIMF’s Recommendations on the Proactive Use of Voyage Data Recorder Information (published in 2013) to consider the impact of recent updates to VDR performance standards...

ITF voices concerns over Wakashio grounding
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ITF voices concerns over Wakashio grounding

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), which represents 1.4 million seafarers, has today expressed growing concern at the Wakashio grounding situation and for the welfare of its crew. The Japanese-owned ship beached along the Mauritius coast last week, and has begun to break apart, with oil now risking the pristine maritime environment. Chair of the...