Environmental Coalition Blasts IMO’s Lack of Progress in Combating Carbon Emissions

The International Maritime Organization shows a lack of progress and little interest in forming concrete measures to reduce shipping’s contribution to global greenhouse gas emissions, a coalition of NGOs has said following a week of negotiations at the IMO. The Clean Shipping Coalition (CSC), which is made of environmental NGOs with consultative status at the IMO, called the … [Read more...]

‘No Appetite’ at IMO for a Ship Speed Reduction Regulation

The International Maritime Organization appears to be backing away from pressure to introduce ship speed limits as part of its strategy to decarbonize the shipping industry. Instead, it has opted for a goal-setting approach as the best way to reduce carbon emissions in the short term.  The revelations come following a meeting this week in London of an IMO Marine … [Read more...]

Reducing Ship Speeds Seen as ‘Silver Bullet’ for Reducing Pollution and Protecting Environment

By Gavin van Marle (The Loadstar) - As the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) environmental work group gathers in London for its annual conference this week, delegates are being urged to consider new regulations to reduce ship speeds. The IMO’s Marine Environmental Protection Committee’s (MPC) working group on greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) will consider proposals … [Read more...]

IMO Working Group to Consider Proposals for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Ships

An International Maritime Organization working group will meet this week to consider proposals to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions from ships. In 2018, the IMO agreed to a historic initial strategy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from ships. The initial strategy envisions reducing the total annual GHG emissions from ships by at least 50 percent by 2050 … [Read more...]

Shipping’s Decarbonization Lies in Finding New Fuels, Study Says

Finding new sustainable energy sources such as alcohol, biomethane and ammonia offers the shipping industry its best opportunity for reaching its net-zero carbon goals, according to a new study presented by A.P. Moller - Maersk and Lloyds Register. The study looked at current and projected fuel sources to find the best-positioned fuels for research and … [Read more...]