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

January 22, 2021

China’s exports of clean marine fuels in December rose to a record since shipments began a year ago, taking 2020 exports of the ship fuel...
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Biden

January 21, 2021

Hours after he was sworn in, President Joe Biden announced the US plans to reenter the Paris climate accord, the landmark international agreement signed in...
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January 14, 2021

The Ocean Cleanup’s mission is to develop advanced technologies to rid the world’s oceans of plastic. (more…)
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norway

January 13, 2021

Norway’s oil and gas reserves have made it one of the world’s wealthiest countries but its dreams for deep-sea discovery now center on something different....
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Trafigura logo is pictured in the company entrance in Geneva March 11, 2012.  REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

January 7, 2021

Trafigura, one of the world’s leading independent commodity trading companies, has announced the first live project by Nala Renewables, its newly formed joint venture company...
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Vogel-Eagle-Bulk

December 23, 2020

Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc., one of the world’s largest owner-operators within the Supramax / Ultramax drybulk segment, announced that it has become a signatory to...
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Shipping-emissions

December 18, 2020

Many of the world’s biggest lenders to shipping companies fell short of carbon-cutting targets last year in the first analysis of CO2 goals for the...
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December 16, 2020

Many of the world’s biggest lenders to shipping companies fell short of carbon-cutting targets last year in the first analysis of CO2 goals for the...
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Trafigura logo is pictured in the company entrance in Geneva March 11, 2012.  REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

December 3, 2020

Trafigura, a market leader in the global commodities industry, announced significant investments with H2 Energy Holding AG, a business innovator in green hydrogen solutions. (more…)
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Pacific Carriers

December 2, 2020

Pacific Carriers Limited (PCL), a Singapore-based company that owns subsidiaries engaged in international shipping, was sentenced today in federal court before U.S. District Court Judge...
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Boxships

December 2, 2020

An increase in vessels being fitted with pollution-reducing kits and unusually strong demand for container shipping is providing a boost to the dirtiest marine fuel....
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November 30, 2020

Cyprus has welcomed new regulations drafted by the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions by existing ships once these are...
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IMO HQ London

November 27, 2020

The 75th session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 75), which took place online from 16 to 20 November 2020, continued the deliberations on...
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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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