Live from Posidonia 2018

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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.

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“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 5 June 2018

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Editor, Seatrade Maritime News Marcus Hand is the editor of Seatrade Maritime News and a dedicated maritime journalist with nearly two decades of experience covering the shipping industry in Asia. In addition to running Seatrade's maritime and offshore news website based from Singapore he is the Asia Editor of Seatrade Maritime Review. Marcus is also an experienced industry commentator and has chaired many conferences and round tables. Prior to joining Seatrade at the beginning of 2010 Marcus worked for shipping industry journal Lloyd's List for a decade and previous to that the Singapore Business Times covering shipping and aviation.

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