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Eco Marine Power Expands Aquarius Eco Ship Project

Eco Marine Power (EMP) unveiled today its plan to widen the scope of the Aquarius Eco ShipTM project and invite other companies to join this innovative low-emissions ship design initiative. As part of this plan a wider range of technologies will be studied including fuel cells, air lubrication systems & electrical propulsion plus ship owners that are already in-directly connected to the project will be invited to participate more directly. The Aquarius Eco Ship concept design is an ongoing comprehensive study project focused on optimising the design of a large ...

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Wärtsilä to provide optimised maintenance for a complete fuel gas handling system for Viking Grace

The technology group Wärtsilä and Viking Line, a Finnish ferry company, have signed an Optimised Maintenance agreement for the Wärtsilä LNGPac system onboard passenger ferry Viking Grace. This is the first Optimised Maintenance agreement ever made for Wärtsilä LNGPac, a complete gas handling system for ships fuelled by liquefied natural gas (LNG). Viking Grace was the first passenger ferry to utilise LNG as a fuel source. The agreement also includes Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) and online support for the Wärtsilä LNGPac system. Additionally, Wärtsilä extends its existing Optimised Maintenance agreement ...

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Shipping and CO2 emissions

The recent meeting of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) that was intended to discuss the issue of reducing the amount of CO2 that commercial ships emit into the World’s atmosphere was hijacked by the Global Warming crowd resulting in the IMO demanding that shipping reduces its CO2 emissions by 50% by 2050. No statistical evidence of the present level of shipping’s CO2 emissions was produced however. The Germans accused shipping of emitting the same level of CO2 that it does as a nation. They failed to disclose the details of ...

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DNV GL launches alternative fuels white paper

“The incoming International Maritime Organization (IMO) sulphur cap on emissions from shipping could have a significant effect on the maritime industry, and it has the potential to be a game changer for alternative fuels,” says Trond Hodne, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing Director at DNV GL – Maritime. “Our new white paper is designed to set out the options for interested stakeholders and to offer a balanced assessment of the potential of these fuels and technologies going forward. We hope that by doing so we can add to the ...

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CMA CGM reaffirms its commitment towards the protection of the environment following the International Maritime Organization’s historic decision aimed at reducing by 50% the industry’s CO2 emissions in 2050

The CMA CGM Group, a world leader in maritime transport, welcomes the adoption, by member countries of the IMO, of a strategy aimed at reducing carbon emissions by 50% in 2050 in the maritime transport industry. The CMA CGM Group is already strongly committed to the protection of the environment and has implemented a proactive policy aimed at significantly reducing its CO2 emissions. Thus, over the years, the Group has developed several innovations (fleet and engine optimization, creation of Fleet Centers, etc.), which led to an improvement of its carbon ...

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Global Shipping Sector Steps Up, Sets Climate Targets And Bans Use Of Heavy Fuel Oil In Arctic

In a landmark step forward for the goals set out in the Paris Agreement, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) today agreed to climate targets for the sector, as part of its first comprehensive greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) reduction strategy. The global maritime regulator also agreed to ban heavy fuel oil in the Arctic, a region on the frontline of the impacts of climate change, and to tackle the growing problem of ocean plastics. Climate Targets The agreement on climate targets comes after years of negotiations in the IMO’s Marine Environment ...

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UN body adopts climate change strategy for shipping

Nations meeting at the United Nations International Maritime Organization (IMO) in London have adopted an initial strategy on the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from ships, setting out a vision to reduce GHG emissions from international shipping and phase them out, as soon as possible in this century. The vision confirms IMO’s commitment to reducing GHG emissions from international shipping and, as a matter of urgency, to phasing them out as soon as possible. More specifically, under the identified “levels of ambition”, the initial strategy envisages for the first time ...

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BIMCO applauds new IMO emissions-strategy

“The IMO has done something no one has done before: set an absolute target for emission reductions for an entire industry. It is a landmark achievement in the effort to reduce emissions, and something that every other industry should look to for inspiration,” says Lars Robert Pedersen, BIMCO Deputy Secretary General and delegate at the IMO meeting. BIMCO is very satisfied with the Green House Gas (GHG) strategy adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) at the Marine Environment Protection Committee on April 13. The strategy outlines a target to ...

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IMO climate deal: First plan to steer a course towards decarbonisation welcomed, but strong near-term action is crucial to meet Paris climate goals

The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has agreed on an initial strategy to decarbonise international shipping and reduce emissions from ships by at least 50% by 2050. While this agreement falls short of the 70 to 100% reductions by 2050 that the Pacific Islands, the EU and others were calling for ahead of the meeting, it keeps a window open to meet the Paris climate goals and is undeniably a game changer for the shipping sector. This plan serves as a welcome first step to phase out emissions from the sector, ...

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Historic global climate agreement for shipping achieved

A CO2 reduction strategy for shipping has just been adopted in the UN Maritime Organization, IMO. Danish Shipping is very pleased that an agreement has been reached in line with the Paris Agreement. The UN Maritime Organization, IMO, has just adopted the long-awaited CO2 reduction strategy for shipping. Today, the shipping industry accounts for 2.2 per cent of the world’s total emissions, which corresponds to a country like Germany. This proportion is expected to grow if no action is taken. Therefore all eyes have been on IMO and there has ...

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Marshall Islands: Statement on the Adoption of the International Maritime Organization’s Initial Strategy to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The President of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Her Excellency Dr. Hilda C. Heine, issued the below statement today following the International Maritime Organization’s adoption of an Initial Strategy to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions at its 72nd Marine Environment Protection Committee meeting in London. “Today the IMO has made history. While it may not be enough to give my country the certainty it wanted, it makes it clear that international shipping will now urgently reduce emissions and play its part in giving my country a pathway to survival.” “This ...

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IMO Negotiations on Shipping Emissions on Brink of Success: Saudi Arabia and the US the only Ones Officially Objecting to the Draft Text

After a four days of negotiations at the UN’s International Maritime Organisation in London this week, and a day before an historic decision to cut the global shipping sector’s greenhouse gases is due, calls for unity and consensus were made from both developing and developed countries around the world. Out of 173 IMO member states, only two have “reserved their position” i.e. made an official objection to the draft text – Saudi Arabia and the US. All other member states from around the world are either openly or tacitly supporting ...

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The 2020 global sulphur limit and the Scrubber exercise

It has been a long-standing objective of the IMO to reduce the sulphur content in marine fuels for quite some time now hence, its latest decision to lower the cap to 0.5% sulphur content from January 1st, 2020 is of no surprise to anyone. As expected, this decision aims to reduce the adverse impacts of the SOx, NOx and Particulate Matter emissions produced by the world fleet on human health and to improve the air quality of this world. Although transportation of goods by sea is by far the most ...

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Wind Propulsion is an Essential Tool in Shipping’s Decarbonisation Efforts says the International Windship Association

The International Windship Association, along with it’s 40-plus member companies and organisations is positioned to help the shipping industry meet urgent and ambitious carbon reduction targets to be set by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) at MEPC72 this week. There is a wide range of wind-assist and primary wind propulsion technology solutions that offer between 10-30% savings for retrofits, and up to 50% on smaller new built fully optimised vessels. Wind is a primary renewable energy that is free at point of use, abundant and exclusively available giving the vessel ...

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Charting a course for GHG emissions and the shipping sector

When the International Maritime Organization (IMO) meets in London this week, the stakes are high. The IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) plans to adopt an initial greenhouse gas strategy, the first of its kind for the shipping sector whose annual CO2 emissions are slightly higher than the annual emissions of Germany. This means that the 72nd session of the MEPC (MEPC72) from April 9-13, 2018, will not only show how international maritime transport is going to deal with its increasing emissions trend but will provide insights into Paris Agreement ...

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