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

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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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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Veniamis

December 20, 2019

The international shipping community has announced plans for the creation of the first collaborative shipping Research & Development (R&D) Fund, intended to eliminate CO2 emissions...
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Carnival

December 18, 2019

Carnival Corporation, the world's largest leisure travel company, today announced it has joined the Getting to Zero Coalition, an alliance of organizations across the maritime,...
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bunkering_singapore

December 18, 2019

The world’s oil tanker owners can breathe a sigh of relief: a vital Middle East shipping hub is going to start enforcing sweeping new rules...
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ship emissions

December 18, 2019

Shipping associations have proposed creating a research fund with $5 billion raised by the industry to develop technology to help the sector meet U.N. targets...
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cmacgm

December 16, 2019

Container shipping group CMA CGM is to increase its use of sustainable marine bio-fuel oil through a supply deal with Royal Dutch Shell, following a...
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Shipping-emissions

December 13, 2019

Faced with imminent new global marine pollution rules, shipping companies and insurers are puzzling over the risks. (more…)
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