Monday, June 21, 2021

Trafigura Calls on IMO to Up the Pace on CO2 Curbs

By Jack Wittels (Bloomberg) — Trafigura Group said the shipping industry’s regulator needs to act with ‘lightning speed’ to cut carbon emissions from an industry that spews more C02 into the...

11 hours ago
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Friday, June 18, 2021
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Shipping Industry Urges Governments to Act Swiftly on $5 Billion Decarbonization Fund

With the conclusion of the International Maritime Organization’s MEPC 76 meeting, several major shipping industry bodies are calling on governments to make good on their word and not waste any...

June 18, 2021
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Shipping Watchdog’s Plan to Make a Plan to Tackle CO2 Emissions from Ships Confounds Outsiders

By Jack Wittels (Bloomberg) — Under pressure to decarbonize a global shipping industry that emits more CO2 each year than the U.K. and France combined, the world’s governments agreed a plan...

June 18, 2021
Total Views: 1519

Thursday, June 17, 2021
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IMO Adopts New Measures to Cut Ship Emissions as Critics Call for More

The IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 76) adopted amendments to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) Annex VI that will require ships to calculate...

June 17, 2021
Total Views: 1322

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IMO MEPC 76 Wraps: The Voyage Starts, With Many Shoals Ahead

By Barry Parker The IMO’s Secretary General, Mr. Kitack Lim, had laid down the gauntlet to delegates participating in the Marine Environment Protection Committee’s MEPC 76 meetings, stresses the need...

June 17, 2021
Total Views: 2913

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

French Shipping Company Selects Shipyard for Sail-Powered Cargo Ship

France-based Neoline is pushing ahead with plans for its sailing cargo ship by confirming its selection of a shipyard to construct the vessel. Neoline announced this week it has signed...

June 16, 2021
Total Views: 6965

Tuesday, June 15, 2021
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Drone Navy Is Rising Against Ocean Plastics

By Laura Millan Lombrana (Bloomberg) Floating drones inspired by whale sharks and four-wheeled robots that resemble the Mars rover are among the latest inventions designed to remove litter from the...

June 15, 2021
Total Views: 3468

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NYK Reveals Plans for a Dozen LNG-Fueled Car Carriers

Japanese shipping company NYK has announced plans to build a dozen LNG-fueled pure car and truck carriers (PCTCs) with deliveries starting in 2025. The company revealed Tuesday it has entered...

June 15, 2021
Total Views: 1842

Saturday, June 12, 2021
imo headquarters

‘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...

June 12, 2021
Total Views: 3084

Coral Ocean Reef Cairns, Australia

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
Total Views: 1475

Friday, June 11, 2021
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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
Total Views: 815

Thursday, June 10, 2021

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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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
Total Views: 1547

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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
Total Views: 3949

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

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 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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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: 2786

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

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: 1924

Monday, June 7, 2021
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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: 5616


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
Total Views: 4880