“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. 

A new study on how vessels can achieve zero emissions has been released by Lloyd’s Register (LR) and University Maritime Advisory Services (UMAS), showing what is needed for shipping as it heads toward the IMO 2050 greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction strategy.

Doing their part to reduce global warming, a number of ports including the Port of Antwerp are participating in the World Ports Climate Action Programme.

Decarbonization will be the major energy trend of the future, according to DNV GL – Maritime.

Vard Holdings has signed a NOK250m ($29.6m) deal with Yara to build the world’s first autonomous and electric container vessel, scheduled to be launched in early 2020.

The aim of making shipping greener is one that will take many steps to achieve, International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) chairman Esben Poulsson told Seatrade Maritime News.

APL has cut its carbon dioxide emissions per transported container per kilometer in 2017 by more than half, compared to its base level in 2009, the eighth consecutive year of improved environmental performance.

PSA Corporation is making use of one of Singapore’s bountiful resources and doing its bit for the environment as well with a solar power deal to provide clean energy to its facilities at Pasir Panjang Terminal.

France’s CMA CGM shared that it has achieved a 4% reduction in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions per container transported in 2016, in line with its longer term environmental targets drawn out until 2025.

Shipping groups – Bimco, ICS, Intercargo, Intertanko and World Shipping Council – have called on the IMO to adopt a global carbon dioxide (CO2) data collection system for international shipping.

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