Saturday, June 12, 2021
imo headquarters
Environment

‘Failure Not an Option’ as IMO Opens MEPC 76 Climate Meeting

By Barry Parker The much anticipated meeting of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Maritime Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), officially MEPC 76, kicked off its first two days of sessions this...

19 hours ago
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Coral Ocean Reef Cairns, Australia
Environment

Can Marine Insurance Save Coral Reefs?

By Christine Murray (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – As climate change threatens coral reefs around the world, conservation experts in Latin America have enlisted an unlikely ally to try to preserve...

June 12, 2021
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Friday, June 11, 2021
ship emissions
Environment

U.S. Joins Norway, Denmark to Advance Zero Emission Ship Fuels

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, June 11 (Reuters) – The United States is working with Norway, Denmark and other countries to develop zero emissions fuel options for ships as part of...

June 11, 2021
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Thursday, June 10, 2021
Environment

National Geographic Recognizes Earth’s 5th Ocean

It took over 100 years, but starting now National Geographic will recognize the body of water around Antarctica and below the 60th parallel as the Southern Ocean after cartographers determined...

June 10, 2021
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Environment

Key IMO Meeting to Consider New Climate Measures for Shipping

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is set to adopt new measures to reduce the shipping industry’s greenhouse gas emissions during a key meeting of IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC...

June 10, 2021
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mardis gras lng bunkering
Cruise Ships

Photos: Mardi Gras Becomes First Cruise Ship to Bunker LNG in North America

The MS Mardi Gras has become the first cruise ship to bunker liquefied natural gas fuel in North America as the ship gets ready to return to sailing. The ship...

June 10, 2021
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Wednesday, June 9, 2021
Handout photo of Prelude FLNG Facility with the Valencia Knutsen berthed side-by-side
Environment

Shell Agrees to Speed Up Emissions Cuts After Dutch Court Ruling

By Laura Hurst (Bloomberg) — Royal Dutch Shell Plc will accelerate its carbon-emission cuts following a Dutch court ruling last month that said the company’s climate plans weren’t sufficient. The oil...

June 9, 2021
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samsung heavy industries
Environment

Samsung Heavy Industries Sets Sights on Nuclear Powered Ships to Combat Climate Change

South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries has announced plans to develop nuclear power plant technology for ships as the industry seeks ways to reduce and eventually eliminate its carbon emissions....

June 9, 2021
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Environment

Reality Check Awaits John Kerry and His Bid to Cut Carbon Emissions from Ships

By Jack Wittels (Bloomberg) — John Kerry wants to accelerate the decarbonization of the global shipping industry which spews more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere each year than France and the...

June 9, 2021
Total Views: 2674

Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Environment

A New Ocean Pollution Threat: Face Masks

By Peter Blaza (Reuters) – The coronavirus pandemic is adding a new unwelcome element to sea pollution off the town of Bauan, a popular dive site in the Philippines’ Batangas...

June 8, 2021
Total Views: 1875

Monday, June 7, 2021
brussels express lng ship converstion
Environment

Hapag-Lloyd Converts First ‘Large’ Containership to LNG Fuel

German shipping group Hapag-Lloyd has announced the successful conversion of the 15,000 TEU-capacity Brussels Express to run on liquefied natural gas. In completing the conversion, the ship becomes the first...

June 7, 2021
Total Views: 5561

Environment

Greenpeace Blocks Bulk Carrier at France’s Port of Saint-Nazair

Greenpeace activists blocked a cargo ship carrying soybeans from Brazil from entering the port of Saint-Nazair, France on Monday as part of a protest against deforestation. The ship, MV Cabrillo,...

June 7, 2021
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container ship at sea
Environment

Trafigura and Yara Team Up to Supply Clean Ammonia Fuel to Shipping

By Victoria Klesty OSLO, June 7 (Reuters) – Global commodities trader Trafigura and Norway’s Yara said on Monday they had signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) aiming to supply the...

June 7, 2021
Total Views: 1190

Sunday, June 6, 2021
cruise-ship-protest-italy
Cruise Ships

“No Big Ships” Protesters Try To Block Cruise Ship Departure

By Giulia Segreti (Reuters) The first cruise ship to leave Venice since coronavirus restrictions were eased set sail on Saturday, but some local residents protested over the return to normal,...

June 6, 2021
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Friday, June 4, 2021
Port of long beach
Environment

MSC Calls for Carbon Tax and Support of Global R&D Fund to Help Shipping Decarbonize

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company is throwing its support behind a carbon tax on ship fuel as well a proposed global research and development fund to help accelerate the decarbonization of...

June 4, 2021
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NOAA Chart of the Gulf of Mexico
Environment

Gulf Of Mexico ‘Dead Zone’ Shrunk A Little

NOAA scientists are forecasting this summer’s Gulf of Mexico hypoxic area or “dead zone” — an area of low to no oxygen that can kill fish and other marine life — to be approximately...

June 4, 2021
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Thursday, June 3, 2021
IMO greenhouse gas emissions
Environment

EU Presses IMO for Tougher Carbon Emissions Standards

By Kate Abnett BRUSSELS, June 3 (Reuters) – The European Union will push for tougher standards to cut the CO2 emissions intensity of ships at a meeting of the United...

June 3, 2021
Total Views: 734

Wednesday, June 2, 2021
maersk ship
Environment

Maersk Calls for Carbon Tax on Ship Fuel

By Jack Wittels (Bloomberg) — The world’s largest container shipping line has called for a $150-a-ton carbon tax on shipping fuel that would drive up the costs for an industry that...

June 2, 2021
Total Views: 4301

ship emissions
Environment

Global Initiative to Tackle Zero-Emission Ships by 2030

Mission Innovation, the global initiative to accelerate public and private clean energy innovation to address climate change, has launched a new Mission for Shipping initiative with the goal of decarbonizing...

June 2, 2021
Total Views: 1084

Tuesday, June 1, 2021
Maersk Minder conversion
Environment

Maersk Supply Service AHTS to Get Hybrid Battery Conversion Treatment

Finnish technology group Wärtsilä has been selected to supply a Maersk Supply Service anchor handling tug with a hybrid battery system. The conversion, a first for Maersk Supply Service, will...

June 1, 2021
Total Views: 1982