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Nordic shipowners see multiple problems with speed limit

Danish Shipping and the Norwegian Shipowners' Association think that there are many potential pitfalls in implementing a speed limit for vessels in order to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. The discussion of a speed limit was instigated by the new ECSA chairman.

Which fuel types will ships use in 2050?

The use of fuel and the various fuel types will be significantly different by 2050 compared to today. In a new report, classification bureau DNV GL predicts which fuels will fill ships' tanks in 2050.

The solution to one shipping climate challenge could exacerbate another

The upcoming global sulfur directive is designed to solve a pollution issue, but the regulations look set to significantly exacerbate another problem. "It's not free for the environment," says a bunker consultant. It is the price that has to be paid to reduce sulfur emissions, says supplier Haldor Topsøe.

ICS working toward 2060 as shipping's climate deadline

The International Chamber of Shipping, ICS, has now set a specific target and deadline year for its CO2 plan. Members must submit their stance on the proposal – which is inspired by a Japanese initiative – this Thursday. Read more about the plan here.

ICS criticizes shipbuilding subsidies

The shipping industry must be financially sustainable to be able to live up to the impending environmental requirements on CO2 emissions reductions, stresses ICS, criticizing the subsidies which support the construction of new vessels.

Maersk will push for action in climate debate

Major industry players such as Maersk, MAN, and Hapag-Lloyd are trying to push for stricter climate targets at a meeting on CO2 reductions in Bonn today – part of the current COP23 negotiations. It is necessary to negotiate outside the IMO, say the organizers.

EU leaves CO2 regulation to IMO ahead of 2023

The European Union will leave regulation of shipping's CO2 emissions to the IMO until 2023, after which date the EU will launch its own regulations if the IMO has not delivered. This is evident from the EU's final paper, which ShippingWatch is in possession of.

Bimco responds to criticism from InfluenceMap

Yesterday, Monday, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) responded to the criticism of the role played by shipowners in international CO2 negotiations in the IMO. Today, Bimco presents its position, which includes a proposal for the IMO strategy.

New head of ECSA to break away from bad reputation in Brussels

Shipping has a bad rap as a polluting industry resistant to environmental regulation. However, carriers actually do a lot to reduce emissions, says the new Secretary General for the European Community Shipowner's Association, Martin Dorsman. They just need be better at promoting it.

Here is the road map for the IMO's climate deal

In April, IMO member states will decide on shipping's contribution to reducing CO2 emissions in line with the Paris accord. This deadline has no alternative, Director Maria Bruun Skipper of association Danish Shipping tells ShippingWatch.

Shipping still a way off from final CO2 target

The IMO has now emerged with a draft for a climate strategy in the IMO. However, the deal does not set out any concrete goals for CO2 reductions. Maersk is disappointed. So are the NGOs.

New climate battle to take off at the IMO next week

The world's nations will once again attempt to tackle reducing maritime CO2 emissions. A new meeting at the IMO next week is expected to lead to highly charged discussions. A compromise proposed by shipowner organizations is the most likely outcome of the meeting.

Maersk on the list of biggest environmental polluters

100 companies are responsible for more than 70 percent of industrial emissions of greenhouse gases since 1998, reveals a new investigation. Maersk Group is included on the list of the biggest polluters which is particularly dominated by oil companies.

Shipowners present climate targets ahead of IMO meeting

The International Chamber of Shipping and three other interest groups have presented their proposal for two concrete climate requirements for shipping. The news comes ahead of a meeting of IMO's Marine Environment Protection Committee. NGOs point to a lack of ambition.

Nordic shipowners: Trump's US exit may jeopardize IMO efforts

The Norwegian Shipowners' Association describes Trump's exit from the Paris Climate Accord as extremely bad news for shipping. Danish Shipping also eyes risks: This could be an excuse for opponents to work harder to halt IMO efforts, says the organisation.

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