Environment

This page features all the latest news on how shipping impacts on the environment, focusing on developments in the effort to reduce emissions from the shipping sector and oil pollution.

Environment

Ships

January 10, 2020

The price of very low-sulfur fuel oil has risen in recent months, a sign of increasing worry there is not enough of the fuel to...
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ships

January 6, 2020

As a global clean-fuel mandate takes effect Jan. 1, testing companies examining newer, low-sulfur marine blends acquired in Antwerp, Belgium; Houston and Singapore have found...
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Wärtsilä

January 6, 2020

There are “very long waiting lists at some shipyards,” particularly in China, for installation of scrubbers on vessels to ensure compliance with IMO 2020 marine...
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cyprus ship-and-flag

December 30, 2019

The Cyprus Shipping Chamber, representing the vast majority of the island’s maritime industry, has called on the authorities to have a “realistic and pragmatic approach”...
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Veniamis

December 20, 2019

The international shipping community has announced plans for the creation of the first collaborative shipping Research & Development (R&D) Fund, intended to eliminate CO2 emissions...
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Carnival

December 18, 2019

Carnival Corporation, the world's largest leisure travel company, today announced it has joined the Getting to Zero Coalition, an alliance of organizations across the maritime,...
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bunkering_singapore

December 18, 2019

The world’s oil tanker owners can breathe a sigh of relief: a vital Middle East shipping hub is going to start enforcing sweeping new rules...
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ship emissions

December 18, 2019

Shipping associations have proposed creating a research fund with $5 billion raised by the industry to develop technology to help the sector meet U.N. targets...
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cmacgm

December 16, 2019

Container shipping group CMA CGM is to increase its use of sustainable marine bio-fuel oil through a supply deal with Royal Dutch Shell, following a...
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Shipping-emissions

December 13, 2019

Faced with imminent new global marine pollution rules, shipping companies and insurers are puzzling over the risks. (more…)
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Thunberg

December 12, 2019

Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swede who inspired millions of young people to take action against climate change, has been named Time Magazine’s Person of the...
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MSC

December 9, 2019

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) announced that the company is now starting to use biofuel in its vessels calling in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. (more…)
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Single-use plastic and school of fish in a shallow reef. Plastic is a major contributor of pollution in the ocean.

December 2, 2019

The World Wildlife Fund has indicated huge shortcomings in the protection of the Mediterranean’s marine and coastal environment, despite commitments made in recent years by...
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greener

November 19, 2019

During last week’s Greener Shipping Summit 2019, the speakers and delegates often appeared to be still at odds over how to meet the new environmental...
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scrubbers

November 19, 2019

The Marine Department of Malaysia is among the latest to issue a notice to prohibit the discharge of washwater from open loop scrubbers in its...
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