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UN Climate Conference – ICS has Vision for Zero Carbon Shipping Future

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is representing the world’s national shipowners’ associations and over 80 percent of the world merchant fleet at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 23) in Bonn this week. ICS will emphasise how the shipping industry is supporting the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO) to develop an ambitious CO2 reduction strategy. ICS Director of Policy, Simon Bennett explained: “ICS has a vision of zero CO2 emissions from shipping in the second half of the century. We are confident this will be achievable with alternative ...

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Sustainable shipping and environment of the Baltic Sea – results by BONUS SHEBA project

BONUS SHEBA has resulted into significant new information related to the recent development of shipping scenarios and impacts of shipping in the Baltic Sea. In collaboration with other BONUS projects looking at other sectors, scenarios are also being developed for shipping within Shared Socio-Economic Pathways for the region. Sustainable shipping and environment of the Baltic Sea – results by BONUS SHEBA project © BONUS SHEBA First about BONUS SHEBA… It maps all types of pollution originating from ships and provides an integrated and in-depth analysis of the ecological, economic and ...

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The World Wind Energy Association And International Windship Association Unite To Promote Uptake Of Wind Technology In Shipping

The World Wind Energy Association (WWEA) has today announced a key strategic partnership with the International Windship Association (IWSA) in order to further promote the uptake of wind technology by the global shipping fleet. WWEA is a not-for-profit organisation with over 600-member organisations across 100 countries. The Association promotes the deployment of wind energy technology around the world, and, as founding member of the REN Alliance and the Global100%RE Platform, is working towards full substitution of all polluting and hazardous waste causing energies. IWSA, also a not-for-profit organisation, unites over ...

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IMO: Progress made in developing GHG strategy for international shipping

The second meeting of the Intersessional Working Group on Reduction of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions from Ships (23-27 October) has made progress in starting to shape a draft initial IMO GHG strategy including refining the vision for IMO, which will express IMO’s further commitment to reducing GHG emissions from international shipping. While the structure of the strategy has been largely agreed, the detailed text to be included is still under discussion. A wide range of detailed proposals were put forward for inclusion in the draft initial strategy. These included those ...

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NTU and SMI launch new S$15 million research centre to develop sustainable energy and maritime solutions, with focus on shipping emissions

More than 150 participants from the industry, academic and government agencies took part in the annual Singapore Maritime Institute (SMI) Forum today to share and discuss innovation in the maritime sector. Themed “Establishing a Stronger Maritime Innovation Ecosystem”, the seventh edition of the SMI Forum addressed the current landscape and future trends of research and technology for Maritime Singapore’s long-term competitiveness. NTU and SMI launch new S$15 million research centre to develop sustainable energy and maritime solutions Chairman of the Board and Governing Council of SMI Mr Wong Weng Sun ...

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AkzoNobel surpasses 100 Intercept 8500 LPP applications, saving 25.5m USD of fuel and 274,000 MT of CO2

Owners and operators are saving fuel costs and reducing carbon emissions with AkzoNobel’s patented biocidal antifouling coating Intercept® 8500 LPP, part of the International® product range. The coating, which has seen rapid adoption among customers with over 100 applications since its launch in March 2016, has been estimated to have saved vessels $25.5 million in fuel costs and 274,000 metric tons (MT) of CO2.* Intercept 8500 LPP is AkzoNobel’s highest-performing biocidal antifouling, revolutionizing the market thanks to the linear polishing performance afforded by its unique combination of Lubyon® and silyl ...

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Van der Velden Marine Systems B.V. assists Green Award ships in going greener

Green Award Foundation has announced a new incentive provider joining the scheme. A new supporter of the international certification scheme offering discounts on various products and services to Green Award certified inland and ocean-going ships is Van der Velden Marine Systems B.V., one of the market leaders in the supply of high quality steering gear, rudders and hydraulic systems to the entire maritime sector. Green Award drives the highest quality and safety standards in sea and inland shipping through certifying ships that show excellent performance and demonstrate great technical and ...

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European shipowners support the progress made at the IMO environmental meeting

ECSA representing the European shipowners believe that continuous progress was made last week at the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) intersessional meeting of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC). The meeting has further built on an initial strategy for reducing CO2 emissions from the international shipping, which the next MEPC meeting should adopt it in 2018. In the meeting, the draft initial IMO plan was thoroughly discussed in order to establish a clear vision and guiding principles on the levels of ambition for a comprehensive CO2 reduction strategy in line with ...

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IMO moving towards a global climate agreement

The IMO has taken its second step towards a global climate agreement for shipping. After a week of negotiations, the member States return with much homework before the final negotiations in April 2018, when the initial strategy is to be adopted. The IMO member States agreed this summer on a structure for the initial climate strategy involving, inter alia, the setting of a vision and a level of ambition for the efforts to be made globally to reduce shipping’s contribution to greenhouse gas emissions. During this week’s negotiations, the IMO ...

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Shipping Industry ‘broadly satisfied’ with IMO progress on CO2 strategy – but much work still to be done

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), BIMCO, INTERCARGO and INTERTANKO represented the global shipping industry throughout this week’s intensive discussions at the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO), which continued the development of a comprehensive CO2 reduction strategy for the international shipping sector. The international shipping industry associations say they are ‘broadly satisfied’ with the progress made at this week’s critical IMO meeting. They are encouraged that the ambitious proposals from the shipping industry regarding CO2 reduction objectives for the sector as a whole remain on the table, along with similar ...

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New Law of the Sea Agreement on High Seas Biodiversity

World governments agreed in 2015 that the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) should be expanded to include a new legally binding instrument on the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ). During 2016 and 2017, four preparatory committee meetings were held at the UN Headquarters in New York to develop the draft text of the new ocean regulations, addressing: • Area-based management tools, such as marine planning and marine protected areas • Environmental impact assessment (EIA) requirements • The transfer of ...

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Abandon requirement of shipping in EU’s Emissions Trading System

The European Parliament and the EU Member States still have not reached an agreement regarding the EU’s Emissions Trading System, EU ETS. European shipping is therefore still at risk of being subject to unilateral EU regulation rather than supporting the global process. It should stop now, says Member of Parliament Bendt Bendtsen (The Danish Conservative Party), who calls on the European Parliament to abandon its special requirements to the detriment of European shipping companies and to support the work of IMO instead. As expected, it was not possible to reach ...

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2017 Clean Air Action Plan Update Released

The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach today released the final 2017 San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) Update, which sets America’s largest seaports on a path toward zero emissions operations. The draft 2017 CAAP Update was released in July. This final version of the document incorporates comments and changes and is scheduled to be considered for approval in a joint public meeting of the two ports’ harbor commissions at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, at the Crowne Plaza Los Angeles Harbor Hotel, 601 S. Palos ...

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How will the Maritime industry deal with the 2020 Sulphur Regulations?

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has adopted stricter regulations on emissions, most prominently restrictions on Sulphur oxide (SOx) emissions, that will come into force first of January 2020. The current limit of allowed Sulphur content is no more than 3.50% m/m (mass of sulfur / total mass) and with the new 2020 regulations, ships will have to use fuel oil with a Sulphur content of no more than 0.50% m/m. The alternative is to continue with Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO) and to clean the exhaust gases with so called Scrubbers. ...

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The new Alfa Laval AQUA Blue S-type freshwater generator cuts power consumption by almost 70%

When it was introduced in 2008, Alfa Laval’s AQUA freshwater generation technology cut seawater needs and pump-related power consumption in half. With today’s AQUA Blue S-type, the need for electrical power is further reduced – to just one-third that of conventional freshwater generators. The new AQUA Blue S-type uses the same 3-in-1 AQUA plate technology as the original C-type configuration. But it maximizes energy efficiency and capacity-to-footprint ratio by making use of the vessel’s existing seawater cooling system pumps. This cuts electrical power needs by 70% compared to conventional freshwater ...

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