IMO 50% carbon reduction 'ambitious but not unachievable' - DNV GL

DNV GL chief Remi Eriksen says that the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) 50% carbon reduction for shipping is ambitious but not unachievable.

Speaking at press conference in Athens Eriksen said, “The IMO strategy announced last month targets a 50% carbon reduction. This is ambitious but not unachievable. We see some companies leading the way, and more efficient ship designs and better ship utilisation will propel this.”

Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, ceo of DNV GL – Maritime, said that decarbonising shipping required concrete policy measures and the development of an action plan by IMO.

Seatrade Maritime News is reporting Live From Posidonia 2018

“The 50% reduction goal will likely call for a wide-spread uptake of zero-carbon fuels, in addition to other energy efficiency measures,” he said.

“These fuels are not existing today, and there needs to be a concerted effort towards developing these and making them available in the necessary quantity. In classification, working with the industry to create a safe and sustainable future is at the heart of what we do. We look forward to working closely with the IMO and the wider maritime community to reach this goal.”

Posted 05 June 2018

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Marcus Hand

Editor, Seatrade Maritime News

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