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Grounded bulker creates environmental catastrophe due to oil spill

A huge bulker has run aground off the coast of the Solomon Islands and is leaking large volumes of oil near an UNESCO-listed coral reef. Australian authorities call it a climate catastrophe and warn the leak could become even larger. See the images and stay updated here.

Bimco doubts IMO's CO2 calculations

Bimco criticizes the IMO for using "unrealistically high GDP growth projections" in its predictions for future transport needs – and thus greenhouse gas emissions. The industry should base its actions on "realistic projections," says the shipping association.

Shipping companies are eying biofuel

Since Goodfuels signed up shipping company Norden as a biofuels customer, the pace has quickened for the company. Large oceangoing carriers are next in line, says founder and CEO in an interview with ShippingWatch.

Maersk aims to reduce CO2 emissions to zero by 2050

Maersk's decision to become CO2 neutral before 2050 is met with widespread praise from stakeholders including a series of NGOs, which are normally critical toward the shipping company. One NGO warns Maersk to remember the short term in its climate ambitions.

Coal will be the green wave's first and biggest victim

The green transition is transforming the energy market and thus also the market for transporting coal, oil and gas. According to Wood Mackenzie, the downturn in coal transport is fairly clear, while the pattern looks different for gas in particular.

Offshore wind turbines could power future ships

The industry is grappling with the question of how deep sea vessels will sail vast distances while reducing environmental impact in the future. Offshore wind turbines could be part of the solution.

Shipping's environmental first movers stand to gain financial edge

There is money to be made for shipowners who go all in with their efforts to clean the air and reduce sulfur and CO2 emissions. Shipowners who hesitate, however, could face financial risks, concludes DNV GL in a comprehensive report ahead of 2050. Find the complete report here.

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.

Scientists believe ship exhaust makes thunder more intense

Ship exhaust intensifies thunderstorms, shows new US research. Powerful lightning in the Indian Ocean, the Malacca Strait, and the South China Sea has struck exactly where the vessels sail, show 12 years of registrations. See the comparison here.

NGOs to IMO: Settle on a climate target

The IMO should, as a minimum, reach internal agreement that the coming climate strategy must contain clear-cut targets for by how much shipping must reduce its emissions. And there is also a need for immediate action, say NGOs.

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.

Bulc optimistic about ambitious IMO climate strategy

IMO efforts to lay down a joint strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from shipping are moving in the right direction, says EU Commissioner for Transport, Violeta Bulc, calling for a joint stance at the next meeting of the IMO's Marine Environment Protection Committee.

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