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

Shipping-emissions

November 24, 2020

Greenhouse gas concentrations climbed to a new record in 2019 and rose again this year despite an expected drop in emissions due to COVID-19 lockdowns,...
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Arctic

November 23, 2020

The United Nations shipping agency approved a ban on the use of heavy fuel oil in the Arctic region in a move criticised by green...
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IMO_Logo

November 18, 2020

The United Nations shipping agency on Tuesday approved measures to boost energy efficiency in vessels as part of efforts to reduce the industry’s carbon footprint,...
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cmacgm

November 13, 2020

Container shipping group CMA CGM will expand its use of liquified natural gas (LNG) to 26 vessels, it said on Thursday, as part of efforts...
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emissions

November 12, 2020

The shipping industry must act now in order to meet U.N. targets to cut carbon emissions by 2050, leading officials said on Wednesday, ahead of...
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arcticdrilling

November 5, 2020

Norway’s top court began to hear arguments on Wednesday on the legality of awarding offshore oil licenses in the Arctic, in a landmark case that...
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scrubbers

November 4, 2020

Expectations for increasing scrubber installations and thus, high sulfur fuel oil bunker demand, is highlighting challenges for European oil refiners as they look to adapt...
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ship emissions

October 30, 2020

The Republic of Korea and the International Maritime Organization (IMO) have signed an agreement to establish a training programme to support developing States to reduce...
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cargill

October 29, 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...
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Dorian

October 27, 2020

Upgrading the main engines of very large gas carriers to dual fuel technology using LPG to reduce sulfur emissions would cost more than three times...
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IMO HQ London

October 26, 2020

Draft new mandatory measures to cut the carbon intensity of existing ships have been agreed by an International Maritime Organization (IMO) working group. This marks...
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RRS

October 22, 2020

Britain’s new polar ship, the Sir David Attenborough, will leave for sea trials on Wednesday to be put through its paces before making its maiden...
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fukushima-waste-water

October 19, 2020

Nearly a decade after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Japan’s government has decided to release over one million tonnes of contaminated water into the sea, media...
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containers

October 19, 2020

Nearly 200 countries are nearing a legally-binding agreement to reduce pollution from the world’s cargo ships, a step forward after two years of talks on...
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japan

October 19, 2020

The World Maritime Organization (IMO) has adopted a two-tier strategy aimed for a drastic reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from international shipping. (more…)
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