Tag: <span>Regulation</span>

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...

Danish Shipping voices disappointment over proposal for climate action
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Danish Shipping voices disappointment over proposal for climate action

Danish Shipping has voiced its disappointment at the lack of agreement for an ambitious and clear climate regulation for shipping at the recent working group meetings of the International Maritime Organization (IMO). The week saw member states discuss how to adapt the regulation to ensure ships have less impact on the climate in the future....

ABS president urges industry to collaborate to deliver decarbonisation goals
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ABS president urges industry to collaborate to deliver decarbonisation goals

ABS chairman, president and CEO Christopher J. Wiernicki has called on the industry to recognise that the successful decarbonisation of the shipping industry will take teamwork and cooperation. “Building the future is clearly a team sport – even if not all players see it that way all the time,” he said. “In our industry, the...

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...

Fuel choice the essential decision in shipping’s decarbonisation
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Fuel choice the essential decision in shipping’s decarbonisation

DNV GL – Maritime has released the fourth edition of its Maritime Forecast to 2050. The purpose of Maritime Forecast to 2050 is to enhance the ability of shipping stakeholders, especially shipowners, to navigate the technological, regulatory and market uncertainties in the industry, and set shipping on a pathway to decarbonisation. It is based on...

Towards autonomous shipping: social acceptance and regulatory hurdles
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Towards autonomous shipping: social acceptance and regulatory hurdles

The maritime industry’s progress towards autonomous shipping will largely depend on social acceptance and regulatory developments, says ABB Marine and Ports’ Capt. Eero Lehtovaara. In a discussion on shipping’s automation, Inmarsat, One Sea and ClassNK weigh in on what autonomous shipping means for the maritime industry. Humans in the loop   Capt. Eero Lehtovaara, head...

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...

New efficient ships won’t be enough to curb CO2 emissions, say scientists
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New efficient ships won’t be enough to curb CO2 emissions, say scientists

The shipping sector ‘can’t wait’ for new, low-carbon ships to enter its fleet if it is to cut CO2 emissions in line with Paris Agreement targets, according to a University of Manchester study published in the new journal BMC Energy. While measures to cut shipping’s pollution tend to focus on new ships, new research from...

UAE bans MSC vessel for violating HFO carriage ban
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UAE bans MSC vessel for violating HFO carriage ban

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has banned a Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) container ship from entering its waters and ports for one year after the vessel was found to be carrying more than 700 tonnes of heavy fuel oil (HFO) when it docked at Jebel Ali in the UAE. The UAE’s Federal Transport Authority announced...