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The pre-COP26 optimism that climate politics may finally being starting to move at pace has ended in a depressingly predictable cop-out inside the IMO this week. This week’s podcast looks at what happened, what didn’t happen and why multilateral negotiations are necessarily slow to deliver results, even amid a climate emergency
Both ports have ambitious plans for future growth, yet they depend heavily on fossil fuels for their success. Attracting the next generation of talent will mean getting the transition to cleaner fuels right
The Marine Environment Protection Committee ended with little progress on emissions controls despite public pressure to increase its climate target: ‘It’s almost as if COP26 never happened’
Supply chains need fundamental rethinking following systemic shocks | Maersk sees slowdown in 2022 demand growth | IMO mulls voluntary switch to cleaner fuels in the Arctic
The IMO came close to approving a voluntary measure against black carbon in the Arctic, but Russia and others objected and the matter was referred to a working group instead
The six major class societies dominate in terms of tonnage and number of vessels; they have a breadth and depth of expertise, but each has developed its specialist areas
The green transition of international shipping should be driven by technologies not policies, according to Chinese leasing houses
The IQ Series of scrubbers has attracted interest from tanker owners looking to retrofit technology that helps them to meet CII requirements. The benefits of potential carbon capture and storage are part of the package
All eyes on MEPC77 | Shipping in a time of Covid | China legal caution creates AIS issues | China relaxes cabotage amid congestion | FFA’s best year ever
Using methanol produced from natural gas offers a proven reduction of NOx and SOx emissions. Research is striving to rapidly scale up methanol availability in terms of infrastructure and onboard applications and installations
Shell is heavily invested in liquefied natural gas as a marine fuel in the uncertain pathway to zero-emission shipping
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