EU green finance getting more serious

Kate Abnett and Simon Jessop write on the Reuter’s website that new taxonomy rules will be tighter for buildings but much less so for the shipping industry. No doubt you will be reading more about latest developments in taxonomy. On November 20th, the Commission launched a stakeholder feedback period on the draft Commission Delegated Regulation supplementing … Continue reading EU green finance getting more serious

The shipping industry will be free to continue producing more emissions for the next decade

Countries from across the world have this week been debating how to address shipping’s enormous climate impact. On Tuesday, all but three countries agreed to an amendment to the rules that would allow shipping emissions to continue to soar in the short term. Daisy Dunne discusses developments in an article on the Independent website.   … Continue reading The shipping industry will be free to continue producing more emissions for the next decade

The maritime industry gives considerable attention to real-time data

Every sector is encouragingly giving more attention to the importance of data. The maritime industry is no different. This is an article originally published on the Sofar Ocean website. Sofar connects the world's oceans to provide insights to science, society, and industry for a more sustainable planet. The company deploys and grows the world’s largest … Continue reading The maritime industry gives considerable attention to real-time data

New project aims to utilise cutting-edge wind propulsion technology to bring down the vast carbon emissions of commercial shipping

A maritime design specialist spun out of Sir Ben Ainslie’s yacht racing team (remember Ben won medals at five consecutive Olympics) will install solid 45-metre sails on cargo vessels with the aim of cutting emissions. Callum Jones discusses latest developments in an article on The Times website.   Wind in the sails of emissions challenge … Continue reading New project aims to utilise cutting-edge wind propulsion technology to bring down the vast carbon emissions of commercial shipping

Climate campaigners accuse shipping industry of “trying to run away from regulation”

Madeleine Cuff writes on the inews website about the supposed lack of ambition in the policy under preparation to reduce GHG emissions.   Climate curbs on high-polluting ships face '10 years of delay' from shipping industry If shipping were a country, it would be the sixth-largest polluter on the planet. But weak regulations could see … Continue reading Climate campaigners accuse shipping industry of “trying to run away from regulation”

A container shipping operator has overtaken several coal plants and an airline in a list of the EU’s top carbon emitters

The analysis said that Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) came in seventh in a list of the top 10 carbon emitters in the EU. Jane Clinton explains in an article on the inews website.   Container shipping operator emits 'more carbon' than Ryanair, suggests study A container shipping operator has overtaken several coal plants and an … Continue reading A container shipping operator has overtaken several coal plants and an airline in a list of the EU’s top carbon emitters

New EC report on CO2 emissions from maritime transport

For the first time, the European Commission has published a report on CO2 emissions from maritime transport. The report analyses the CO2 emissions and energy efficiency information of all the ships over 5,000 gross tonnage, which performed maritime transport activities related to the European Economic Area (EEA) in 2018. A news item on the Hellenic … Continue reading New EC report on CO2 emissions from maritime transport

Ammonia could be powering ships within the decade

Roger Harrabin writes on the BBC website that ocean-going ships could be powered by ammonia within the decade. The industry hopes ammonia will help it tackle climate change, because it burns without CO2 emissions. The creation of the ammonia itself creates substantial CO2, but a report says technology can solve this problem.   Fertiliser could … Continue reading Ammonia could be powering ships within the decade

New year brings new regulations for the shipping industry

EiD has had several posts in recent years about pollution issues related to shipping. New rules introduced by International Maritime Organisation that came into force on January 1 this year are expected to reduce certain forms of air pollution. Importantly ships will only be allowed to use fuel oil with a very low sulphur content. … Continue reading New year brings new regulations for the shipping industry

Plans for zero-emission shipping

Roger Harrabin writes on the BBC website about plans by a group of ship owners to fund the design of zero-emissions vessels. The sooner the shipping industry decarbonises, the better, since shipping creates about 3% of global emissions.   $5bn fund unveiled for climate-friendly shipping A group of ship owners have announced plans for a … Continue reading Plans for zero-emission shipping