Tag: <span>Regulation</span>

ECSA calls on EU to establish fuel supplier incentives
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ECSA calls on EU to establish fuel supplier incentives

The European Community Shipowners’ Association (ECSA) has called on the European Commission to address fuel suppliers by introducing sub-targets to make low- and zero carbon fuels available for shipping and by increasing the multiplier for renewable fuels used in the maritime sector under the Renewable Energy Directive (RED). A fuel standard as a requirement for...

MSC Cruises rated no.1 cruise company for environmental reporting
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MSC Cruises rated no.1 cruise company for environmental reporting

The Gilese Foundation has published its findings on cruise companies’ environmental reporting over the last year, placing MSC Cruises at the top.  MSC Cruises states in its sustainability report: “Our ultimate goal is to build zero emissions ships. We acknowledge that this will take time, and that climate change is an urgent issue. This is...

HHI Group and DNV GL to develop future-proof tanker designs
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HHI Group and DNV GL to develop future-proof tanker designs

DNV GL and HHI Group have teamed up to embark on the development of future-proof tanker designs. In a recent “Green Tankers towards 2050” industry webinar, DNV GL and HHI Group presented the results of new joint research and explained how eco-friendly maritime solutions can help shipowners and managers to cope with stricter environmental regulations...

Control the controllables
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Control the controllables

What shipping companies can do today to reduce their environmental footprint (and save money) By Aaron Holton, CEO, Tres Solutions  Pull up any shipping journal and it’s not difficult to ascertain what the maritime industry is focused on. In an informal review last week, 20 per cent of the headlines across four leading industry news...

Finnish testing centre for electric drive systems begins operations
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Finnish testing centre for electric drive systems begins operations

Finland-based Yaskawa Environmental Energy / The Switch is powering forward with its vision to create bigger and ever more efficient electric drive systems with the start of operations at its heavyweight Large Drive Testing Centre (LDTC) in Lappeenranta in the south-east of the country. This state-of-the-art testing centre can provide some of the answers to...

IMO MEPC approves amendments to cut ship emissions
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IMO MEPC approves amendments to cut ship emissions

This week, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) approved draft new mandatory regulations to cut the carbon intensity of existing ships. A virtual meeting held from 16-20 November 2020 discussed the amendments to the MARPOL[1] convention, which would require ships to combine a technical and an operational approach to reduce their...

KONGSBERG’s Vessel Insight gains DNV GL acceptance
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KONGSBERG’s Vessel Insight gains DNV GL acceptance

KONGSBERG’s ship-to-cloud data infrastructure service, Vessel Insight, has been qualified by DNV GL. Safety and cybersecurity were reportedly the critical parameters in the recently completed Technical Qualification. In shipping’s efforts to improve safety and efficiency and comply to greater environmental standards, it is vital for operators to gain access to quality data from their vessels.Each...

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...

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...