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Clean Shipping Alliance scrubs away at ICCT report on Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems

  Following the release of a report by environmental group ICCT, the Clean Shipping Alliance expresses its concern about the wrong perception of Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems (“scrubbers”) and wash water discharges portrayed in the publication. “We welcome all scientific inquiries on Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems (EGCS) that are objective and well researched. However, in …

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Global scrubber wastewater discharges represent 10 Gt per year says ICCT (Forum)

  Ships with scrubbers will emit at least 10 gigatonnes (Gt) of scrubber wash water each year absent additional regulations, the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) said in a report. A rapidly growing number of ships are being fitted with exhaust gas cleaning systems, or “scrubbers,” as a way to comply with the International …

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Port of Antwerp introduces 2 greener tugs

  Yesterday, the Port of Antwerp inaugurated three new reversed stern drive (RSD) tugs as part of its focus on renewing and ‘greening’ its fleet with ‘sustainable and energy-efficient vessels’. The port purchased its first RSD tug from Multraship NV in September 2020, and this was followed by the purchase of two additional vessels. RSD tugs are …

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Exploring the potential for scrubbers to capture maritime CO2 emissions

  Finnish maritime technology firm Wärtsilä has just highlighted the potential for exhaust gas abatement systems to directly tackle maritime carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in the near future, as technology advances and enables manufacturers to design and upgrade scrubbers to capture carbon at the point of exhaust. Wärtsilä has conducted extensive research and development to …

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Top charterers commit to transparent reporting of shipping emissions

Some of the biggest names in chartering have vowed to make the details of their shipping carbon footprint public, which could germinate an enormous revolution in sea transportation. International non-profit organization, Global Maritime Forum, announced today that a group of the world’s largest energy, agriculture, mining, and commodity trading companies will for the first time …

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New DNV GL forecast points to ammonia and methanol as likely future fuels and hydrogen the surprise loser

DNV GL – Maritime has released the fourth edition of its Maritime Forecast to 2050. Its purpose is to enhance the ability of shipping stakeholders, especially shipowners, to navigate the technological, regulatory and market uncertainties in the industry, and set shipping on a pathway to decarbonization. It is based on a library of 30 scenarios which …

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IEA sees big future role for ammonia as shipping fuel

  The International Energy Agency has released a new long-term energy transition forecast, drilling down into individual industrial sectors, with ammonia touted to be a long-term winner in today’s battle for shipping fuel supremacy, reports Sam Chambers in his online Splash daily newsletter. The IEA’s new report, Energy Technology Perspectives 2020, suggests that in global …

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New IMO study highlights sharp rise in short-lived climate pollution from shipping

Photo: Earthjustice Washington, D.C. — The International Maritime Organization (IMO) released yesterday the final report of the Fourth IMO Greenhouse Gas Study. Prepared by a global consortium of organizations led by CE Delft and including The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) researchers, the study finds that total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from maritime shipping …

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First overseas car freighter with low-emission LNG propulsion entered service for Volkswagen Group

Premiere in Emden: For the first time, vehicles from Europe are being transported from Europe to North and Central America on a car freighter powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG). On Tuesday evening the SIEM CONFUCIUS with more than 4,800 vehicles for North America left Emden for Veracruz in the Gulf of Mexico. The LNG …

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