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

LNG bunkering

May 23, 2018

South Korea’s shipping sector is set to give a boost to LNG bunkering, with the country preparing to order its first LNG-fueled vessels to comply...
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ICS

May 22, 2018

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) fears ‘chaos and confusion’ unless the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO) urgently resolves some serious issues concerning the successful...
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IMO HQ London

May 21, 2018

International shipping is coming under increased scrutiny due to its role in global environmental emissions. S&P Global Platts had an exclusive opportunity to interview Kitack...
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ships

May 18, 2018

New rules coming into force from 2020 to curb pollution produced by the world’s ships are worrying everyone from OPEC oil producers to bunker fuel...
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S. Korea Shipyard

May 8, 2018

For the past several years, Korea’s shipbuilding industry has been branded as a pariah in the country’s economy, losing its previous status as the country’s...
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Precious-Shipping

May 7, 2018

With the International Maritime Organization’s global sulfur cap deadline looming, low sulfur fuel oil appears to be the most ‘palatable’ solution, according to Thailand’s Precious...
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Maersk _star

April 27, 2018

The upcoming implementation of restrictions on sulfur emissions in marine fuels can potentially jack up the annual fuel costs for the shipping industry by a...
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KFW

April 26, 2018

KfW IPEX-Bank has become Germany’s first bank to join the initiative to adopt Responsible Ship Recycling Standards (RSRS). (more…)
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Rotterdam_Port

April 26, 2018

The Port of Rotterdam Authority welcomes the ambition agreed by IMO to reduce CO2 emissions from shipping by at least 50% by 2050 compared to...
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hapag lloyd containers

April 23, 2018

German container shipping firm Hapag-Lloyd plans a 20 percent reduction in its carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 2020, compared with 2016, to help support a...
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Wärtsilä

April 23, 2018

Shipping industry hopes that so-called sulphur scrubbers are a quick-fix solution to compliance with drastic emissions reduction demanded by 2020 are somewhat misguided, one of...
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iea

April 20, 2018

The shipping industry and oil refineries are not doing enough to prepare for new rules cutting the amount of sulfur that vessels can emit from...
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Shipping-emissions

April 20, 2018

The uptake of scrubbers ahead of the International Maritime Organization’s sulfur cap rule is expected to be limited and puts its viability as an immediate...
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CMA CGM NOL

April 18, 2018

The CMA CGM Group, a world leader in maritime transport, welcomes the adoption, by member countries of the IMO, of a strategy aimed at reducing...
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japan_shipyard

April 18, 2018

The Japanese shipping industry will seek alternatives to the fossil fuels used currently to meet the International Maritime Organization’s newly set target to halve greenhouse...
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