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IMO only place for global debate on shipping and climate change, says IMO Secretary General

As world leaders prepare for key negotiations on climate change in Bonn and Paris later this year, IMO Secretary General Koji Sekimizu has issued a strong call for any discussion ...

EU Member States show trust in IMO's ability to deliver

“The EU Council’s decision to entrust the IMO with the regulation of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from international shipping is a vote of confidence in the international organisation’s ...

Port of Antwerp grants discount for ships with lower particulate emissions

As of 1 June 2015 the port of Antwerp will grant a discount to seagoing ships that use alternative technology to reduce emissions of particulates. The new discount comes on ...

Ship emissions reporting ‘must be stepping stone to CO2 target’

Shipping users will for the first time be granted access to transparent data that identifies the most efficient ships and practices, under a law approved by the European Parliament in ...

Hapag-Lloyd agrees on programme to improve air quality with Chinese Port of Shenzhen

Hapag-Lloyd and the Chinese Port of Shenzhen entered into an agreement to cut sulphur oxide emissions. Under the agreement, Hapag-Lloyd has voluntarily undertaken only to use fuel with a sulphur ...

New software from Korean Register assists vessels comply with ECA requirements

The Korean Register (KR) – an IACS member classification society – announces the launch of an in-house developed software program to assist vessels with fuel oil change over when complying with the ...

Royal Caribbean steaming ahead toward global emissions standards

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. will retrofit 19 of its ships with advanced emissions purification (AEP) systems, underscoring its commitment to meet or exceed important environmental standards. These systems, also known ...

‘Unhelpful’ EU monitoring of ships requires commercially sensitive cargo information

BIMCO has repeatedly voiced concerns over the European Commission’s proposal for regulating CO2 emissions from ships, which requires reporting of information about cargo that is commercially sensitive.

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Ships must be prepared for sulphur rules, but alternative fuels should be explored

The shipping industry is fully committed to total compliance with the 0.1% sulphur in fuel requirements, in Emission Control Areas, from January 2015.  And there is no reason to ...

Stena Line drastically reduces emissions with the world’s first methanol ship

One of the world’s biggest ferry companies, Stena Line, becomes the first operator in the world to run a large 1 500 passenger ferry on methanol, drastically reducing emissions ...

Carnival expected to save more than one billion gallons of fuel

Carnival Corporation & plc, the world’s largest cruise company, released the results of its multi-year Fleet Fuel Conservation Program that by the end of 2014 will have saved more than ...

ICS explains shipping industry commitment to reduce CO2 emissions

At a major conference (18 June) in Liverpool, United Kingdom, hosted by the renowned Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, Peter Hinchliffe (photo), Secretary General of the International Chamber of ...

IMO should focus on developing global CO2 reporting system before looking at ship indexing

The IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), which starts on 31 March, will seek to make progress on the development of a global system of monitoring and reporting of CO2 ...

NOx-reducing SCR System efficacy confirmed in shipboard tests

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) announced that the company installed Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) systems on the power generators aboard the MOL-owned and operated Capesize vessel Awobasan Maru ...

Work on updating greenhouse gas emissions estimate for international shipping moves forward at Expert Workshop

Work to update the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions estimate for international shipping moved forward during an Expert Workshop at IMO Headquarters last week, (26 February to 1 March 2013), attended ...

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