Memorandum of Cooperation between HELMEPA and the Ionian Islands Region

Dr. George Gratsos with Governor Rodi Kratsa-Tsagaropoulou during the signing of the MoC

Memorandum of Cooperation between HELMEPA and the Ionian Islands Region

With the aim to jointly promote educational and information sharing cooperation in the fields of Marine Environment Protection and Maritime Safety, HELMEPA and the Region of Ionian Islands have undertaken a specific initiative.

The agreement was formalized on Monday, May 25th, by signing a Memorandum of Cooperation between the Governor of...

https://www.allaboutshipping.co.uk/2020/05/27/memorandum-of-cooperation-between-helmepa-and-the-ionian-islands-region/

APECS-ARICE Webinar – ARICE, The Ice and The Fish – An Arctic Expedition From Planning to First Results

APECS-ARICE Webinar – ARICE, The Ice and The Fish – An Arctic Expedition From Planning to First Results

APECS-ARICE to Present the ARICE Funded Project GO-WEST in Webinar on 28 May

19 May 2020 – The World Ocean Council (WOC) invites interested parties to the webinar “ARICE, The Ice and The Fish: An Arctic Expedition From Planning to First Results”, 28 May at 16:00-17:00 GMT. The event is organized by the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) and the ARICE Project, for which the WOC...

https://www.allaboutshipping.co.uk/2020/05/19/apecs-arice-webinar-arice-the-ice-and-the-fish-an-arctic-expedition-from-planning-to-first-results/

Sailing beyond corona – investing in a sustainable future for shipping

Asbjørn Halsebakke, Product Manager, Yaskawa Environmental Energy / The Switch

Sailing beyond corona – investing in a sustainable future for shipping

A new reality demands a new approach. Here Asbjørn Halsebakke, Product Manager, Yaskawa Environmental Energy / The Switch, argues that we can’t afford to let the greatest opportunity within the current crisis slip away…

We can’t celebrate a pandemic. People are dying. Economies are crashing. Unemployment rates are rocketing. We are distanced – from...

https://www.allaboutshipping.co.uk/2020/05/14/sailing-beyond-corona-investing-in-a-sustainable-future-for-shipping/

Wärtsilä Fuel Efficiency Boost will reduce both fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions for four KOTC VLCCs

The M/T Al Funtas is one of four KOTC very large crude carriers (VLCCs) to be retrofitted with the Wärtsilä Fuel Efficiency Boost. Copyright: KOTC.

Wärtsilä Fuel Efficiency Boost will reduce both fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions for four KOTC VLCCs

Wärtsilä Corporation, 13 May 2020 at 10 am EEST – The technology group Wärtsilä has been contracted to upgrade the performance of four vessels owned by Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC), a subsidiary of Kuwait Petroleum Company (KPC), by...

https://www.allaboutshipping.co.uk/2020/05/13/wartsila-fuel-efficiency-boost-will-reduce-both-fuel-consumption-and-greenhouse-gas-emissions-for-four-kotc-vlccs/

Can Ammonia Make The Shipping Industry Emission-free?

  • Emissions of nitrogen and sulphur oxides from 15 of the world’s largest ships are equivalent to all cars on the planet.
  • Around 90,000 ships crossed the oceans in 2018, burning two billion barrels of the dirtiest fuel oil.
  • Shipping creates 2–3% of the world’s total emissions of carbon dioxide and GHGs.
  • IMO wants to reduce emissions from the sector by 50% by 2050.
  • IMO banned the sale of HSFO, no more than 0.5% sulphur.
  • It insisted that ships must also use scrubbers to deal with exhaust gases.
  • Mar...

https://mfame.guru/can-ammonia-make-the-shipping-industry-emission-free/

UK MCA suspends IMO 2020 checks amid COVID-19 disruption

In efforts to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on supply chains, the UK Maritime Coast Guard Agency has already suspended all checks on vessels for compliance with the 2020 sulphur cap regulations.

To remind, IMO’s 2020 sulphur cap regulation came into force on January 1st, 2020, aiming to crucially reduce shipping emissions.

Now, following the negative impact of the pandemic to the shipping industry, UK MCA stated that

in terms of enforcing IMO 2020 and ultimately MARPOL Annex VI requirements, as...

https://safety4sea.com/uk-mca-suspends-imo-2020-checks-amid-covid-19-disruption/

Russia launches plan for a low carbon future

Russia has set out a long-term, low carbon development plan spanning on the next three decades. According to the plan, Russia will reduce GHG emissions by a third by 2030 from 1990 levels.

The plan stretches up to 2050, with Russia’s Ministry of Economic Development expecting that emissions would increase to the equivalent of 2.08 billion tons of carbon dioxide by 2030.

The document includes four main scenarios:

  • Inert
  • Basic
  • Intensive
  • No government support

Under the basic scenario, which Russia...

https://safety4sea.com/russia-launches-plan-for-a-low-carbon-future/

Plans revealed for world’s first zero-emission electric bunker tankers

Japanese shipping company Asahi Tanker Co., Ltd. revealed plans to build the world’s first two zero-emission electric tankers. These are scheduled to enter Tokyo Bay as marine fuel supply vessels.

The vessel specifications will use the “e5 tanker” planned designed by e5 Laboratories, Inc. Building is expected from March 2022 to March 2023.

The vessel design is a pure battery tanker powered by large-capacity lithium-ion batteries. Electrification of the ship’s core energy system can achieve zero...

https://safety4sea.com/plans-revealed-for-worlds-first-zero-emission-electric-bunker-tankers/