The shortsea shipping industry is being left behind in the effort to adjust to new global environmental regulations despite it being the maritime domain that needs clean fuel the most. Still, the positive impact of these regulations is the subject of some dispute.

Oil and gas major Shell sees a growing commitment to LNG as marine fuel and bio and synthetic options would make it “a robust step” in meeting IMO CO2 targets.

As shipowners start to grapple with CO2 emission targets for 2030, and then 2050, the role of LNG as a fuel marine very much comes into question.

Ten workers were killed and 19 injured due to carbon dioxide leak on the Chinese cargo ship Jin Hai Xiang that was being repaired at Xixiakou ship repair yard in Shandong province.

The decarbonisation of shipping and the IMO targets for CO2 reductions by 2030 and 2050 have thrown open the question as to what will be the future fuel, or fuels, of the industry. It is a complex question with no single silver bullet, and one which classification society American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) is involved with on a global basis in trying to find a solution to.

As decarbonising shipping becomes mission critical for the industry classification society the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has launched a Global Sustainability Center in Singapore.

Six Dutch multi-nationals, including Shell and Heineken, have teamed-up with AP Moller – Maersk for the largest ever maritime biofuels pilot on a Triple-E containership between Rotterdam and Shanghai.

Panama Canal administrator Jorge Quijano announced on Monday that the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) had joined the IMO-supported Global Industry Alliance to Support Low Carbon Shipping (GIA).

“We’ve agreed to do it, but we don’t have the recipe on the mechanics, the measures or the technologies,” declared Sveinung Oftedal, chairman of the IMO’s Subcommittee on Pollution Prevention and Response, as he addressed delegates attending the 10th Chemical & Product Tanker Conference in London earlier this week. 

International Maritime Organization (IMO) secretary-general Kitack Lim has called on all sectors of the maritime industry to be involved in achieving the ambitious Greenhouse Gas (GHG) cuts set for the industry last year.

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