MEPC 81: A global carbon tax on shipping is getting closer

As IMO’s MEPC 81 was going on in London last week, ABS Chairman and CEO Christopher J. Wiernicki was telling a session of the CERAWeek energy conference in Houston that a universal, global carbon tax on shipping is coming, as alternative blue fuels made with carbon capture emerge as a critical step in the energy transition at sea.

“We need to recognize that there is an intermediate step in the energy transition,” he said. “Last year the conversations were focused on going from oil to a green...

Shipping industry can cut emissions by progressive adoption of green steel, analysis shows

Nearly 800MtCO2 can be reduced by progressively switching to steel with lower embodied CO₂ emissions, equivalent to one year of international shipping’s operational emissions, a new analysis by UMAS and Lloyd’s Register Maritime Decarbonisation Hub shows.

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Rapid Action Required For Achieving Zero Emission Fuel Target

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A new report from UMAS, Getting to Zero Coalition, and Race to Zero finds that while it is possible for scalable zero-emission fuels to make up 5% of international shipping fuels by 2030 – shipping’s breakthrough target – the window of opportunity will close soon and rapid action is required from the industry.

Core Challenges

The report, “Climate Action in Shipping, Progress towards Shipping’s 2030 Breakthrough,” paints a mixed picture when it comes to shipping’s core...

Παγκόσμιο Ναυτιλιακό Φόρουμ: Χρειάζονται δραστικά περιβαλλοντικά μέτρα

Στο πλαίσιο του τριήμερου 6ου διεθνούς συνεδρίου του Παγκόσμιου Ναυτιλιακού Φόρουμ που πραγματοποιείται φέτος στην Ελλάδα, παρουσιάζεται σήμερα μια νέα έκθεση από την UMAS, το Getting to Zero Coalition και το Race to Zero στην οποία αποτυπώνεται ότι θα πρέπει να ληφθούν άμεσα & δραστικά περιβαλλοντικά μέτρα από το σύνολο της παγκόσμιας ναυτιλίας με στόχο να επιτευχθεί ως το 2030 το 5% των καυσίμων να αποτελούνται από καύσιμα μηδενικών ρύπων – ο οποίος είναι ο βασικός στόχος της ναυτιλίας.


A Timeline For Shipping’s Decarbonisation Journey

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UMAS is a sector-focussed, commercial advisory service that draws upon the world-leading expertise of the University College London (UCL) Shipping Team, combined with the advisory and management system expertise of UMAS International Ltd. UMAS director of strategy and operations, Chris Thorne, explained how the 2023 IMO GHG strategy update will impact shipping’s decarbonisation transition, as seen through the lens of the techno-economic theory of the S-shaped curve,...

UMAS: La eficiencia es clave para alinear el transporte marítimo a 1,5ºC en 2030

UMAS (University Maritime Advisory Services) publicó un informe a principios de esta semana que estudia cómo desbloquear una mejora de la eficiencia mucho mayor es clave para alinear el envío a 1,5ºC para 2030.

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