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.

Marine fuel is too cheap for the environmental damage that it causes and sea transport does not reflect the true cost of bringing goods to market. These are the views of Euronav’s forthright ceo, Paddy Rodgers, who recently surprised the shipping community when he revealed his plans to step down later this year.

K Line and Kobe Steel are trialling a system that converts waste heat from the engine exhausts to generate electricity.

Gibraltar Social Democrats (GSD) has called on the government to conduct a detailed review of practices in the bunkering industry to assess its impact on public health.

Whilst many people believe that the IMO’s ambition to reduce shipping’s 2050 carbon emissions by at least 50% compared with 2008 levels appears to be an almost impossible target, shipping economist Martin Stopford does not agree.

Russian shipowner Sovcomflot has continued its switch to using LNG as marine fuel ordering three gas powered product tankers from Zvezda shipbuilding complex.

New Zealand’s Ports of Auckland is aiming for zero emissions by 2040 and is looking to hydrogen power as an alternative to batteries to power terminal equipment.

As China enforces its 0.5% sulphur emission control areas (ECAs) from 1 January 2019 it is also mandating that new domestic vessels be equipped for shoreside power, or cold ironing.

Car manufacturer Groupe Renault is partnering with Neoline for two pilot primarily wind-powered car carriers designed to deliver a 90% reduction in carbon emissions for a transatlantic route.

The use of methanol as a marine fuel has not yet widespread interest amongst the global shipping community seeking alternatives to high-sulphur fuel, as its use as a clean fuel is overshadowed by commonly known scrubbers, low-sulphur fuel oil and LNG.

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