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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

The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Why decarbonisation requires more than aspirational soundbites

The transition to zero-carbon shipping is riddled with uncertainties, most outside of the control of shipping companies and the industry itself, so why do so many shipping executives seem so certain about timelines and fuel strategy? ‘This is not a challenge where success is measured by the best soundbite or the best aspirational goal or date you set yourself,’ counters Bud Darr, MSC’s executive vice-president of maritime policy and government affairs in this week’s podcast.

Lloyd's List The Shipping Podcast Environment

MAN to develop four-stroke ammonia engine

Engine maker will develop a dual-fuel, medium speed, four-stroke engine to run on diesel and ammonia as part of an initiative with the German government. It said there is a need for engine projects to demonstrate ammonia’s viability as a zero-carbon fuel

Europe Germany

CMA CGM backs biomethane in decarbonisation push

CMA CGM will directly back the production and deployment of biomethane in another sign of its unwavering support for the prospects of liquefied natural gas. It expects the new offering can reduce lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions by at least 67%

CMA CGM Bunkers

From the News Desk: Carbon crunch

Pressure is growing for more ambitious decarbonisation targets. Efficiency looks doable, and there are other, smaller ways shipping can better measure and reduce its emissions. But the bigger goal of future fuels looks vexing as ever

International From the News Desk

Stena Bulk unveils five-step plan to decarbonise by 2050

Stena Bulk is starting to transition to a more sustainable fleet. It will launch the first of three planned, carbon neutral-ready, methanol-fuelled vessels in collaboration with Proman next year 

Tankers and Gas Environment

Everfuel to supply hydrogen for zero-emission shipping

The Danish renewable energy provider said it has a memorandum of understanding with an undisclosed Norwegian–German shipping company that wants to become a leading zero-emissions company in Europe

Fuels Environment

Kogas orders LNG bunker vessel

Its newbuilding will join a chartered-in vessel from Korea Line

South Korea Bunkers

Tanker rates rebound as Middle East Gulf export slump ends

Middle East Gulf clean and dirty exports shrunk 9% year-on-year, Lloyd’s List Intelligence data show, the lowest since 2010

Tankers and Gas International

Combination of LNG and wind may be answer to IMO aims

The industry needed to focus on a propulsion-centric approach when it came to ship design rather than focusing on the fuel approach. At the moment, wind was not part of the matrix

Technology and Innovation Environment

Methane gas fuels are not just for the transition

Biofuels and LNG offer route maps to a carbon-free future. And while they probably will not be the final word in fuel technology, the advantages they offer should be used now to protect the environment

Europe Germany

Navig8 joins South Korean ammonia bunkering project

Navig8 joins Maersk, Euronav, MISC and several other shipping lines that have tabled ammonia initiatives

South Korea Bunkers

Accounting for carbon consumption

Container lines are feeling the pressure to reduce carbon emissions from both regulators and their own customers; but there are concerns that just showing the emissions per teu on a particular port pairing is nowhere near the transparency required

International Maersk Group

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