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

ship emissions

March 30, 2020

Britain has suspended checks on ships for compliance with low sulphur fuel regulations as part of wider measures that cut back on inspections to reduce...
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Methanol_powered_vessel

March 26, 2020

Green forms of liquefied methane could be a viable fuel for ships to help the industry meet greenhouse-gas emission reduction targets, a study showed. (more…)
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bunkering

March 4, 2020

The announcement by Norway’s Equinor in January that it had signed a deal to modify a vessel to run on ammonia highlighted the opportunity for...
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HHI_Credit_Bloomberg

February 10, 2020

Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering (KSOE) is expecting to gain momentum in its recovery this year as strengthened emission regulations will force shippers to replace...
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Hapag-Lloyd

February 4, 2020

Hapag-Lloyd is bunkering “bio”: To reduce the CO2 emissions generated by operating ships, one of its ships recently refuelled in Rotterdam with a new, eco-friendly...
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scrubbers

February 3, 2020

Shipping companies may face delivery delays of vessels fitted with exhaust gas filtering equipment that complies with anti-pollution rules that kicked in this year due...
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credit_suisse

January 31, 2020

Credit Suisse, BNP Paribas and French public investment bank Bpifrance are the latest lenders to join an initiative to link provision of shipping finance to...
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LNG

January 29, 2020

One of the shipping industry’s great hopes for improving its environmental performance — engines powered by liquefied natural gas — won’t offer the benefits that...
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Arctic

January 28, 2020

Green groups on Monday called for a ban on the use of new low sulfur fuel in the Arctic region, citing research showing that blends...
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IMO_Logo

January 24, 2020

The International Maritime Organization said in a statement Tuesday that the transition to its global sulfur limit rule for marine fuels has been “relatively smooth.”...
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containership

January 23, 2020

Container-shipping companies, some of the biggest polluters of the world’s oceans, are managing to pass higher costs onto customers after switching to more expensive fuel...
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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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