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The International Maritime Organization has committed to slashing total annual greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50% by 2050, compared with 2008, and it aims to decarbonise the sector fully by the end of the century. The shipping industry is facing up to the challenge, developing new fuels and stronger, environmentally-friendly practices. But with tighter rules and regulations on both a regional and global level to contend with, agreement on the best approach is not easy


Future Fuels

Wood Mackenzie report highlights key role for Asia-Pacific in global emission reduction efforts

Renewables and electric vehicles will be key to the regional transition, report’s authors say. A significant change to low-carbon energy supply for power generation is also predicted

Sustainability Asia Pacific

Vitol Bunkers’ takes delivery of Asia’s first specialised biofuel bunker barge

Barge design meets regulation and can supply up to 100% biofuel bunker, with the option of being reconfigured to supply methanol in future, if there is demand, Vitol said

Sustainability Bunkers

WinGD and Mitsubishi achieve milestone initial design of ammonia fuel supply system

Collaboration will ensure that auxiliary systems and integration capability are in place to apply WinGD’s engine designs

Sustainability Shipbuilding

NYK teams up with Chile’s Enaex for low-carbon ammonia supply

Chilean firm Enaex aims to produce 18,000 tons of green ammonia per year by 2025

Sustainability Dry Bulk

Scrubber savings surge as spreads swell

IMO2020 gave shipowners a choice to use cleaner fuel or to clean their exhausts. Rising spreads between fuels have made using scrubbers a clear winner

Containers Ship repair

Singapore bunker demand remains firm owing to Red Sea diversions

Singapore bunker sales held near 5m tonnes in January, as the world’s largest bunkering hub remains among the best locations to refuel for vessels on the Asia-Europe trade that need to sail longer because of Houthi attacks

Singapore Bunkers

WSC tables new IMO economic measure proposal

Fee that vessels will pay under new proposal will be dependent on alternative fuel availability, while payments for first movers will be proportionate with emission reduction methods

Sustainability Containers

Scrubber-fitted boxship capacity climbs to new highs

More than a third of the container shipping fleet comprises scrubber-fitted capacity, with MSC’s preference for the onboard abatement technology fresh tonnage driving fleet numbers

Containers Bunkers

Leaked papers reveal inner workings of Iran’s shadow oil trade

Lloyd’s List tracked just one of the many tankers mentioned in emails, invoices and documents leaked by the WikiIran website to reveal how Iran is shipping banned cargoes in plain sight

Sanctions Tankers and Gas

Singapore to tighten bunker fuel test rules to tackle contamination

Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore to require additional tests in the upstream bunker fuel chain in a move to reduce contamination problems

Singapore Sustainability

EU to prioritise maritime access to renewable fuels in revised climate strategy

The European Commission recommended a new GHG emission reduction target of 90% in 2040, as the bloc prepares to revise climate targets

Sustainability EU
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