Shipping industry agrees sulphur emissions cap by 2020

The shipping industry has agreed to implement a maximum of 0.5% sulphur content in marine fuels by 2020. The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) made the decision during a meeting  in London this week. The decision will see a global reduction in the sulphur content of marine fuels from the current 3.5%. Campaigners claim SO2 (Sulphur […]

Shipping firms call on UN body to regulate CO2

Shipping companies from around the world are calling for a framework to reduce emissions in line with the Paris Agreement. The Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI), a coalition of firms worldwide, has made the request as the sector is gathering at the Marine Environmental Committee meeting in London this week. SSI believes the UN’s International Maritime […]

Global shipping industry reduced 10% emissions from 2007

The global shipping industry has reduced more than 10% of carbon emissions between 2007 and 2012. That’s according to a report by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) which stated the sector could reduce emissions by 50% by 2050. Citing the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), it added carbon emissions from the industry represent 2.3% of the […]