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

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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IMO HQ London

November 18, 2019

The IMO Intersessional Working Group on Reduction of GHG Emissions from Ships has made significant progress in pushing forward with work to help achieve the...
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vlcc

November 4, 2019

Executives at some of the world’s top shipping groups are advocating a levy on carbon emissions on shipping in an effort to shape tightening rules...
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oil tankers

November 4, 2019

The manager of an oil tanker being probed by Brazilian authorities in connection with an oil spill off the country’s coast has found “no proof”...
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Shipping-emissions

November 1, 2019

Immediate action is required if the global shipping industry is to meet a target of halving its carbon emissions by the middle of the century,...
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Maersk Line

October 30, 2019

Top shipping, retail and transport companies are looking to develop an alternative marine fuel which aims to reduce carbon emissions from ships, in another step...
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Ships

October 29, 2019

Russia, one of the largest producers of the world’s favorite ship fuel, may delay local adoption of more stringent rules targeting air pollution from commercial...
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Maersk safety day

October 25, 2019

A study by A.P. Moller - Maersk and Lloyds Register confirms that the best opportunities for decarbonizing shipping lie in finding new sustainable energy sources....
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Ships

October 24, 2019

From higher-quality paint to state-of-the-art propellers: shipping companies are looking in every corner to reduce their carbon footprint as investor and activist pressure increases. (more…)
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ship emissions

October 22, 2019

New global rules forcing ships to reduce air pollution by using cleaner fuels will see more sulfur and nitrates dumped into the oceans, analysts and...
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cruise

October 18, 2019

The main cruise ship operators in French waters have agreed on measures to limit pollution caused by their vessels, including hooking up to the power...
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Shipping-emissions

October 10, 2019

EU climate commissioner-nominee Frans Timmermans plans to target shipping, aviation and road transport to cut EU CO2 emissions by 2030 more quickly than currently agreed,...
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emissions

September 26, 2019

A coalition of Pacific island nations wants to raise $500m (£400m) to make all shipping in the Pacific Ocean zero carbon by the middle of...
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cruise

September 25, 2019

Mediterranean resort town Cannes, France’s fourth-biggest cruise ship port, will ban the most polluting cruise ships from next year in a bid to boost air...
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