Preliminary Agreement To Include Shipping in The EU’s Emission Trading System

Credits: Alonso Reyes/ Unsplash

The EU’s legislative bodies have reached an agreement on including shipping in its Emission Trading System (EU ETS). Subject to final adoption, ships above 5000 GT transporting cargo or passengers for commercial purposes in the EU will be required to acquire and surrender emission allowances for their CO2 emissions from 2024. Offshore ships will be included from 2027. This statutory news summarizes the current information on EU ETS, reports an article published on...

Dalian Splashes MSC’s Scrubber

Credit: Venti Views/Unsplash

Swiss-based liner major Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) is starting the year on a high note with the construction of its New Panamax giants in China making headway, says an article published on Offshore-energy.

Cut fuel consumption

Namely, Dalian Shipbuilding (DSIC), part of China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC), has launched MSC Chiyo, a 16,000 TEU boxship spanning 366 meters in length, a molded width of 51 meters and a molded depth of 30.2 meters.


Promising Development Towards Effective Climate Regulations

Credits: Roman Fox/Unsplash

In its first in-person session in three years, the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee 79 (MEPC 79) addressed a broad array of issues, taking important steps forward on the path to impactful regulation to drive the decarbonisation of shipping, reports World Shipping Council.

Energy transition

Current proposals before the IMO on mid-term measures to drive the energy transition of shipping address different components of what WSC regards as Six Critical...

IMO regulations to introduce carbon intensity measures enter into force on 1 November 2022

Graphic: an artistic representation of atmospheric carbon dioxide – a clear, colourless, gas. Graphic credit: Matthias Heyde via Unsplash.

Amendments to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) Annex VI enter into force on 1 November 2022. Developed under the framework of the Initial IMO Strategy on Reduction of GHG Emissions from Ships agreed in 2018, these technical and operational amendments require ships to improve their energy efficiency in the short...

This Shipping Giant Switches To Methanol Fuel!

Leading tankers’ major, Ardmore Shipping may consider ordering new ships with an option to run on methanol fuel, a senior company executive told S&P Global Commodity Insights.

Alternative fuel

The NYSE-listed Ardmore could also consider ordering new buildings with methanol as a fuel type, he said. Ardmore has one of the youngest tanker fleet in the world with an average age of around six years. It operates around 22 South Korea and Japan built product and chemical tankers, of which 14 are MRs and...

DNV Launches New SEEMP III Generator


Oslo, 10 June 2022: DNV is set to launch its SEEMP III Generator – as part of an integrated and easy digital solution to support customers in ensuring their compliance with SEEMP Part III verification. The remaining SEEMP Part III guidelines are expected to be adopted and published today, 10 June 2022, with the deadline for having the first SEEMP Part III verified and onboarded by 1 January 2023.

The SEEMP Part III forms part of IMO’s initial strategy to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions...

World’s First Successful Use Of Synthetic Natural Gas In Commercial Shipping

vessel 'elbblue'

MAN Energy Solutions reports that the 1,036-TEU container ship, ‘ElbBLUE’ – the former ‘Wes Amelie’ – has reduced its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 27% by operating on a blend of climate-neutral, synthetic natural gas (SNG) and conventional liquefied natural gas (LNG), compared to LNG alone. Compared with heavy fuel oil (HFO), GHG emission reduction was even as high as 34%. The data has emerged from measurements initially carried out on board the ship in September 2021 when the ElbBLUE...

Posidonia 2022 To Set Countdown Agenda for IMO’s next decarbonisation milestone

Leading classification societies outline roadmap to GHG emissions target reduction

The world’s leading classification societies for the marine industry are returning to Posidonia this June, following the pandemic-induced hiatus, during which they have been mapping out the path to the International Maritime Organisation’s 2030 deadline, for an at least 40% reduction of shipping’s average carbon intensity (CO2 per tonne mile), compared to 2008.

The most imminent milestone of the IMO’s...

GHG Inventory and Carbon Accounting Service Launched By ABS

carbon footprint made of drop of water

ABS has launched Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventory and Carbon Accounting, adding to its industry-leading suite of marine and offshore sustainability services. GHG Inventory and Carbon Accounting enables organizations to quantify their GHG emissions to understand their climate impact and set goals to limit emissions as well as define their footprint and contributions in Scope 1, 2 and 3 accounting categories.

ABS provides GHG Inventory development in conformance with the ISO 14060 collection of...

UK Shipping Industry demands Net-Zero by 2050

UK Shipping Industry demands Net-Zero by 2050

In a landmark decision, the UK shipping industry has agreed that the international shipping sector must pursue a net-zero carbon emissions target by 2050.

International regulations require the global shipping industry to cut their emissions by 50% compared to 2008 levels. But the UK Chamber of Shipping has now confirmed it wants the  International Maritime Organisation (IMO) to double this target and commit to net-zero emissions by 2050.

The shipping...

Join Our Newsletter
Enter your email to receive a weekly round-up of shipping news.