Bimco ceo and secretary general Angus Frew sees the environment as the most important item on the agenda for shipping in 2018.

Meeting new emissions regulations was a major focus at the Greener Shipping Summit 2017 in Athens last week.

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has issued a spirited defence of the industry’s work on reducing greenhouse gas emissions from ships, to coincide with the opening of the UN’s COP 23 conference on Climate Change taking place under the presidency of Fiji in Bonn this week.

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has reworked its submission to IMO proposing what form that body’s draft initial strategy on reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from ships should take.

Container line APL has reduced its CO2 emissions by 48% since 2009.

Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping Esben Poulsson has called on the IMO to move quickly and decisively in providing more clarity on the shipping sector’s CO2 reduction goals.

International shipping associations have rounded in a chorus disapproval on the result of a vote in the European Parliament on Wednesday.

Maersk Line and Kuwaiti petrochemicals firm Equate have signed a partnership agreement to decrease CO2 emissions from their joint projects. 

ClassNK is tying up with Weathernews Inc to develop to provide a service to shipowners to ensure compliance with EU Monitoring Reporting Verification (MRV) requirements on emissions.

The shipping industry will need to adopt alternative fuels to heavy fuel oil to meet the demands of CO2 reductions, believes Douglas Raitt from Lloyd's Register (LR).

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