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Cargill Looks to Use Wind to Cut Carbon in Shipping

Oct 28, 2020

Cargill, one of the world's biggest charterers of ships, is working with technology partners to fit sails on vessels in its fleet to cut carbon emissions through harnessing wind power, the U.S. agribusiness group said on Wednesday.About 90%…

ABS CEO Calls for Cooperation on Decarbonization

Oct 14, 2020

The successful decarbonization of the shipping industry will require teamwork and cooperation, said ABS Chairman, President and CEO Christopher J. Wiernicki.“Building the future is clearly a team sport – even if not all players see it that way all the time…

Top Global Traders Push to Cut Shipping Emissions

Oct 07, 2020

Some of the world's biggest commodities and energy players on Wednesday launched an initiative to cut and track emissions from the ships they charter as efforts intensify to reduce the maritime industry's carbon footprint.About 90% of world trade is transported by sea…

Singapore Eyes Electric Harbor Boats to Cut Emissions

Sep 23, 2020

Singapore is seeking proposals on the electrification of small vessels known as harbourcraft as the industry transitions towards a low-carbon future, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) said in a joint statement on Wednesday.The…

MOL Fined for Emissions Violations in California

Sep 22, 2020

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines has paid $253,300 in penalties to the California Air Resources Board for violating the Ocean-Going Vessel At-Berth Regulation, which requires cargo ships to reduce emissions while docked at the state’s busiest ports, including Los Angeles…

EU Parliament Votes to Make Ships Pay for Their Emissions

Sep 15, 2020

The European Parliament on Tuesday voted in favour of including greenhouse gas emissions from the maritime sector in the European Union's carbon market from 2022, throwing its weight behind EU plans to make ships pay for their pollution.Shipping…

Shipping's Share of Global Carbon Emissions Increases

Aug 04, 2020

Carbon emissions from shipping rose in the six-year period to 2018 and accounted for 2.89% of the world’s CO2, a study released on Tuesday showed, amid growing pressure on the industry to bring levels down.About 90% of world trade is transported…

Shipping's Switch to Cleaner Fuel Has Been Smooth Sailing -ING Bank

Jul 21, 2020

Seven months after the United Nations' shipping agency brought in hotly anticipated new rules to curb emissions, the raft of technical issues and leap in fuel prices that were expected to result have failed to materialize, ING Bank said on Tuesday…

Shipping Emissions to Be Included in EU Carbon Market

Jul 07, 2020

European lawmakers agreed on Tuesday to include international carbon emissions from the maritime sector in the EU carbon market, targeting an industry that does not yet pay for its pollution.They also called for binding targets for shipping…

Europa 2’s Cold Ironing Connection Certified by DNV GL

Jun 23, 2020

Ultra-luxury cruise ship Europa 2 has had its cold ironing connection certified by classification society DNV GL following testing of the undisrupted use and compatibility of the shore-to-ship power system in the Port of Hamburg.While idled due to the coronavirus pandemic…

Stena Bulk Offering Biofuel as an Option

Jun 22, 2020

Shipping company Stena Bulk said Monday it is offering low-carbon biofuel as an option for its customers following trials of the cleaner but costlier fuel on board one of its tankers in April.Customers will have options ranging from 20% to 100%…

CMA CGM Aims to be Carbon Neutral by 2050

Jun 03, 2020

French-based CMA CGM, the world’s fourth-largest container shipping group, said on Tuesday it would aim to become carbon neutral by 2050.The company, headquartered in the Mediterranean port of Marseille, also announced in a statement a target…

Stena Line is 10 Years Ahead of IMO Emissions Goals

Jun 02, 2020

Ferry shipping company Stena Line reports it is 10 years ahead of international shipping's emissions reduction targets thanks to measures such as new, larger and more energy efficient vessels, AI assisted captains and an increased punctuality…

Shipping Plan Would Reel International Emissions into EU Carbon Market

May 26, 2020

The European Union's carbon market could capture a large chunk of emissions from outside Europe if the bloc succeeds in including shipping in the scheme, according to the European Commission's first report on maritime CO2 emissions.Pollution…

Inmarsat Takes Founding Role in Asia's Decarbonizing Shipping

Mar 30, 2020

Inmarsat is a founding member of Asia’s first ‘Decarbonizing Shipping’ initiative to harness the power of start-ups to meet UN targets on greenhouse gas emissions, which launched earlier this month.  The regional initiative, based in Singapore…

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