BIMCO Proposes Slow-Steaming Alternative to IMO

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) - Shipping association Bimco has submitted a new proposal on regulating ships’ power to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) working group. The move is a bid to stimulate debate on reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from shipping . The proposal to improve the operational energy efficiency of vessels will be introduced at the … [Read more...]

World Maritime Day Highlights Gender Equality in Maritime

Today's World Maritime Day celebration is bringing attention to the importance of gender equality in the maritime industry and especially the contribution of women within the sector. World Maritime Day is an International Maritime Organization event celebrated each year on September 26 to celebrate the crucial role that the international maritime industry’s has on … [Read more...]

Shipping’s Carbon-Neutral Dream Seen Drifting Further Away

By Anna Shiryaevskaya (Bloomberg) --Big ocean-going ships are not moving fast enough towards energy transition, contributing to rising emissions of carbon dioxide for the entire fleet and undermining efforts to make the industry carbon-neutral by the end of the century. While smaller boats are making first steps to apply batteries and hydrogen, deep-sea trade, which involves … [Read more...]

‘Storm Approaching’: Firms Fear for Deliveries in Shipping Fuel Shakeup

By Jonathan Saul, Lisa Baertlein and Martinne Geller LONDON/LOS ANGELES, June 25 (Reuters) - U.S. furniture company RC Willey Home Furnishings is so concerned that new global clean air rules will cause transport disruption that it brought forward the shipment of arm chairs and sofas from China by two months. The tougher regulations, set by the United Nations shipping agency, … [Read more...]

Shipowners See Increase in IMO-Compliant Fuels, But Doubts Persist

By Ahmad Ghaddar AMSTERDAM, May 23 (Reuters) - Shipowners, who are facing one of the biggest changes in the oil industry in decades, are seeing more fuels that will be compliant with new rules on sulphur emissions from ships, but some say the way forward is far from clear. The United Nations shipping agency the International Maritime Organization (IMO) will from January … [Read more...]