Shipping sector says clean R&D board is needed to go green

The new non-governmental body would ‘pave the way for decarbonisation of shipping’ and help develop clean propulsion technologies

International Maritime Organization confirms sulphur reduction rule from 2020

The new requirement means all ships will have to cut the level of sulphur in their engine emissions to 0.5% or less, down from a current level of 3.5%

UN agency sets sail to tackle emissions from ships

The Government is Norway is providing $1.1 million for the ‘GreenVoyage-2050’ initiative

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 […]