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

December 14, 2017

Ship owners taking part in the Green Marine environmental certification program say they have achieved a 1.4% average annual reduction in greenhouse gases (GHG) intensity....
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IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim

November 28, 2017

The Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), Mr. Kitack Lim, has urged Member States to seize the opportunity to set bold and ambitious goals,...
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November 23, 2017

Intensive negotiations came to an end two weeks ago when the European Parliament, the Council of Ministers and the European Commission reached a provisional agreement...
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November 22, 2017

France will support the uptake of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a cleaner fuel for ships by encouraging ports to develop the necessary infrastructure, its...
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Shipping-emissions

November 21, 2017

Ships that do not comply with the forthcoming 0.5% sulphur cap on fuel oil could be considered “unseaworthy”, invalidating charter parties and liability insurance cover....
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November 13, 2017

South Korean refiners are planning to spend over $5 billion on plant upgrades in response to tighter rules on shipping fuel, boosting production of low-sulphur...
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SafeBulkers

November 9, 2017

Safe Bulkers, Inc., an international provider of marine drybulk transportation services, announced today that it has agreed with Erma First, a Greece based company, to...
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November 2, 2017

Port of Amsterdam aims to reduce shipping emissions and minimise the environmental impact of these emissions by working with the shipping sector. (more…)
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November 1, 2017

Greenhouse gas emissions are on course to be about 30 percent above the level needed to keep global warming to an internationally agreed target in...
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Panama-Canal-Authority

October 27, 2017

As part of its ongoing commitment to sustainability, the Panama Canal has announced the launch of the Emissions Calculator (more…)
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Arctic

October 26, 2017

Arctic sea ice may be thinning faster than predicted because salty snow on the surface of the ice skews the accuracy of satellite measurements, a...
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Shipping-emissions

October 24, 2017

The shipping industry was today accused of blocking international efforts to curb pollution and greenhouse gas levels rising globally on a level unseen in other...
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ophelia

October 15, 2017

The system is moving northeast at 25 miles per hour with top winds of 115 mph, according to the NHC. (more…)
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MAN-Diesel-Turbo

October 10, 2017

MAN Diesel & Turbo has pledged a EUR 2 million (USD 2.35 million) discount to shipowners for ten retrofits to liquified natural gas from existing...
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storm nate

October 9, 2017

Tropical Storm Nate rapidly weakened as it moved over Alabama on Sunday, although the fast-moving former hurricane rattled the doors of Biloxi’s casinos and left...
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