Tagged with shipping

Ammonia could be powering ships within the decade

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

Plans for zero-emission shipping

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

International agreement on increasing energy efficiency targets for certain types of ships

International agreement on increasing energy efficiency targets for certain types of ships

Following an earlier story on shipping last week, a stricter target for energy efficiency improvements in some ships has been agreed at the International Maritime Organization. Nina Chestney explains in an article on the Hellenic Shipping News website.   IMO agrees on stricter efficiency targets for some ships The International Maritime Organization (IMO) on Friday … Continue reading

Addressing pollution and emissions by shipping

Addressing pollution and emissions by shipping

UPDATE: The International Maritime Organization (on Friday agreed stricter energy efficiency targets for certain types of ships in an effort to speed up action to cut the sector’s emissions. See here. The International Maritime Organization aims to halve global emissions by 2050. Shipping, along with aviation, has been excluded from international talks on climate change … Continue reading

Investigative journalism shows that the International Maritime Organization is allowing “emissions cheating” to dodge emissions enforcement

Investigative journalism shows that the International Maritime Organization is allowing “emissions cheating” to dodge emissions enforcement

We have had enforcement issues with the tests of diesel vehicles. Now Sandra Laville writes in The Guardian about accusations of possible cheating in shipping.   UN shipping agency accused of secrecy over maritime pollution The UN agency responsible for cutting shipping emissions to combat climate change has been accused of operating like a secretive … Continue reading

Implementing innovative technologies and smart policies to improve energy efficiency of shipping

Implementing innovative technologies and smart policies to improve energy efficiency of shipping

Improving the energy performance of shipping is important and recently EiD has had several posts on the subject. RINA provides an important interview on the Hellenic Shipping News website that discusses recent developments.   Optimising ships for energy efficiency: RINA interview with Dario Bocchetti, Energy Saving Manager at Grimaldi Group Saving energy has major advantages … Continue reading