Cargo Ships Can Go Green With New Technologies: Editorial

By The Editors (Bloomberg Opinion) -- Shipping is the lifeblood of global commerce — more than 80 percent of world trade goes by water. But the industry is also an environmental menace, producing as much carbon dioxide annually as Germany. The International Maritime Organization has helpfully called for ships to produce about 85 percent less sulfur by the end of next year, … [Read more...]

Port of Long Beach Named “Best Green Seaport”

The Port of Long Beach has been recognized as the “Best Green Seaport” in the world at the Asian Freight & Supply Chain Awards held in China this week. Known for its nearly 10-year-old “Green Port Policy,” the Port of Long Beach has succeeded in reducing its impact on the community, wildlife and the environment. The Port has overseen dramatic improvement in air and water … [Read more...]

Maersk Line Hits CO2 Target Ahead of Schedule

Maersk Line, the world’s largest container shipping company by teu capacity, has reached its own 2020 target of reducing its fleet-wide CO2 emissions by 25% from its benchmark 2007 levels, the Danish shipper said Monday. “We are proud to hit this mark 8 years ahead of schedule. It is confirmation we’re on the right track. And to keep that momentum … [Read more...]

Port of LA to Promote Clean Ship Incentive Program

The Port of Los Angeles said today it has been working with the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) to develop an incentive program that encourages participation in the Environmental Ship Index (ESI) Program starting in 2012.  The ESI is an international web-based ship-rating system used by ports to promote "clean" ships by rewarding operators whose vessels … [Read more...]

Vessel Information Sharing Can Save Fuel

The following article originally appeared on, a resource of the National Maritime Domain Awareness Coordination Office, which is responsible for coordinating efforts within the U.S. government to promote the safety and security of the global maritime domain. The Creating Climate Wealth Summit took place May 3-4, 2011 at the Nationals Park Conference Center in … [Read more...]