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

Swedish-Club-2

February 13, 2019

On 1 January 2020 vessel owners must have made the decision to install exhaust gas scrubbers or to burn low sulphur or alternative fuels. (more…)
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msc-ship

January 28, 2019

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company, the second largest shipping company in the world, has received US$439 million in financing for 86 exhaust gas cleaning systems (scrubbers)....
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The port of Fujairah

January 23, 2019

The port of Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates has decided to ban the use of a type of ship exhaust cleaner, becoming the latest...
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Shipping-emissions

January 22, 2019

Air pollution from cars and factories has been regulated in much of the world since the 1970s. When it comes to the smoke-belching ships that...
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ship emissions

January 10, 2019

In fewer than 12 months’ time, thousands of merchant ships are going to start burning fuel containing higher concentrations of sulfur. That’s a quirky outcome...
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FILE PHOTO: A handout aerial photo made available by the Dutch Coastguard on January 3, 2019 shows the container ship MSC ZOE. Dutch Coastguard/Handout via REUTERS

January 10, 2019

Clean-up efforts after a container ship spill off the Dutch coast are being hampered by rough weather although progress is being made, the Swiss based...
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Shipping-emissions

January 9, 2019

China’s maritime authority has banned the discharge of “wash water” used in ships to strip hazardous sulphur emissions from engine exhaust gases from Jan. 1...
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MSC

January 7, 2019

Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has pledged to pay the full costs of the cleanup of the MSC Zoe container spill in the North Sea. (more…)
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emissions

January 4, 2019

The Maritime Authorities of the Paris and the Tokyo Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) on Port State Control will start issuing a letter of warning from...
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scrubbers

December 18, 2018

The number of exhaust gas cleaning systems (scrubbers) being installed on containerships is gathering pace, according to Drewry. (more…)
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BIMCO_

December 11, 2018

BIMCO has published two sulphur content related bunker clauses which are now available on the BIMCO website and on SmartCon, BIMCO’s contract editing solution. (more…)
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Maersk safety day

December 6, 2018

Aimed at accelerating the transition to carbon neutral shipping, Maersk announced its goal to reach carbon neutrality by 2050. To achieve this goal, carbon neutral...
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Scorpio Tankers

December 4, 2018

Scorpio Tankers announced that as part of its previously announced program to install exhaust gas cleaning systems across its fleet, it has entered into an...
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containership_MSC

December 4, 2018

Swiss-headquartered MSC expects to pay over $2 billion a year in fuel costs due to tougher global marine fuel rules and will introduce a bunker...
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ship emissions

November 27, 2018

Climate change will cost the U.S. economy hundreds of billions of dollars by the end of the century, hitting everything from health to infrastructure, according...
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