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100 stakeholders must find common ground on CO2-free ships

Around 100 stakeholders now support shipping's goal to launch CO2-free vessels before 2030. In an interview with ShippingWatch, Global Maritime Forum's managing director explains how the parties will reach the target. Next step is a meeting in Copenhagen.

IKEA: Correct data is a prerequisite for decarbonization

Data, and the correct data, is a vital piece of information if you aim to reduce a company's carbon footprint from, Global Sustainability Manager Elisabeth Munck af Rosenschöld, IKEA Transport & Logistics Services, tells ShippingWatch.

MSC responds to CO2 emission criticism

In a statement, MSC rejects the list that was published recently in which the company is ranked as Europe's eighth-biggest emitter of CO2. The list is an incomplete analysis of the data, says the shipping company.

Report points to MSC as major European carbon emitter

In a report by Transport & Environment, MSC has entered the list of the ten largest emitters of CO2 in Europe, surpassed only by coal-fired power plants. "We are investing in bringing down emissions," MSC tells ShippingWatch in its response.

Container lines' CO2 calculators "riddled with absurdly poor data"

Are there 21,665 kilometers from Shanghai to New York? Or 19,721 kilometers, or just 878 kilometers? This varies according to which container shipping line customers ask for CO2 emission documentation from. On the same route, emissions could even vary by 80 percent.

DNV GL: Twin-track approach needed for CO2 reduction

The coming decade will first and foremost center of digitalization and decarbonization for the global shipping sector. In a new report, DNV GL recommends a twin-track CO2 strategy in order to reach the target. Find the full report here.

Carbon quotas for ships could be adopted as soon as next year

Powerful forces in the European Parliament are working to impose the CO2 quotas on shipping that companies are fighting vehemently against already next year. ShippingWatch has interviewed Jutta Paulus, spokesperson for a bill that could make the quotas a reality in 2020.

BW Group is looking into new decarbonization methods

BW Group has invested in the application of batteries to the maritime industry, and banks on LPG and LNG as fuel for part of its fleet. Measuring carbon emissions meaningfully, however, remains the crucial question, Chairman Andreas Sohmen-Pao tells ShippingWatch.

France wants EU tax on ship fuel

France wants an EU tax on ship fuel and planes to bring down greenhouse gas emissions. Several major shipping lines like Maersk and BW Group have previously recommended one type of tax on shipping's fuel.

Kuehne + Nagel customers start rejecting carbon-heavy routes

Logistics major Kuehne + Nagel is already seeing customers willing to pay more to have their goods transported in a climate-friendly manner. "This will become the deciding factor in the coming years," EVP of Sea Logistics tells ShippingWatch.

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