Greenhouse gas emissions

Port of Québec rebuffs negative federal environmental agency report on Laurentia project

  By Leo Ryan, Editor The Port of Québec has challenged certain major issues raised last week in a federal agency report which concluded that the planned Laurentia container terminal project in its present form  “is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.” In its draft report, the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada affirmed that …

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IMO committee approves ban on heavy ship fuel in the Arctic

  LONDON – In a decision criticized by environmental groups for not going far enough, the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) today approved a proposed ban on the use of heavy fuel oil in the Arctic region as of July 1, 2024. Such a ban already exists in the …

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IMO holding crucial discussions on decarbonising maritime shipping

London – Vital measures to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions from ships will be discussed by governments this week November 16-20 by the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee amidst calls by the global marine sector to adopt a proposal for an industry-financed US$5 billion research and development programme. The latter would catalyse the transformation of …

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LNG becoming increasingly popular in the shipping sector

  Rotterdam – early Thursday, Total’s bunker vessel Gas Agility started bunkering the container ship CMA CGM Jacques Saade with 18,000 m³ of LNG (liquefied natural gas). The operation took around 16 hours to complete. Gas Agility, the world’s largest LNG bunker vessel, was built especially to supply ULCVs (Ultra Large Container Vessels) like Jacques Saade with LNG …

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New report provides blueprint to unlock the first wave of zero-emission shipping projects

  The maritime industry has no time to waste if it is to meet the International Maritime Organization’s ambition of at least halving emissions from international shipping by 2050. It will require commercially viable zero emission vessels to be operating along deep-sea trade routes by 2030. This is the goal of the Getting to Zero …

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MOL orders more LNG carriers for Arctic LNG 2 charter

World’s first heavy icebreaking LNG carrier, Christophe de Margerie (Photo: Total) Japanese shipping major Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) announced charter agreements for three icebreaking liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers with Russian gas producer PAO Novatek for the Arctic LNG 2 project.  The three vessels will be built by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. and …

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Lloyd’s Register launches dedicated Maritime Decarbonisation Hub

Lloyd’s Register [LR] has announced the launching of a dedicated centre of excellence to accelerate the safe, sustainable and cost-effective decarbonisation of world shipping in support of delivering greenhouse gas reduction targets. The Maritime Decarbonisation Hub, a joint initiative between Lloyd’s Register Group and Foundation, brings together thought leaders and subject matter experts with the …

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Cargill and BAR Tech collaborate on wind propulsion technology

  Geneva, Switzerland: Commodity trader Cargill and BAR Technologies have embarked on a strategic project with naval architect Deltamarin Finland to bring cutting edge wind propulsion technology to commercial shipping. The project will see BAR Technologies’ WindWings– large, solid wing sails that measure up to 45 metres in height – fitted to the deck of bulk cargo ships …

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Mixed reaction to IMO green targets

  According to a report from Sam Chambers in the Splash newsletter, shipping has had a mixed reaction to last week’s Intersessional Working Group on Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Ships at the International Maritime Organization (IMO), which agreed to make an existing target legally binding: to reduce the carbon intensity of shipping by 40% …

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Joint study explores feasibility of mobile carbon capture in shipping

Stena Image, the second out of 10 sister ships ordered from the Guangzhou Shipyard in China. Built 2015. Photo courtesy of Stena Bulk   As the shipping industry looks for ways to reduce its carbon footprint, one of the methods that is being explored is carbon capture. To explore this, anewpartnershiphas been created betweenOGCI, a …

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