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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

We’re driving to zero carbon, not zero humanity

Whatever lofty future goal we pursue, it’s important to remember that policy and technology are only part of the solution. No policy, no technology, no system can deliver a better industry without the right people on the front lines living the changes and making it happen.

International ABS

From the News Desk: Disappointment at slow pace of IMO green progress

A new short-term hybrid technical and operational measure, which will see new energy efficiency requirements from 2023 and mandatory carbon intensity targets from 2026, was approved by the International Maritime Organization’s Marine Environment Protection Committee last week

From the News Desk Environment

Voting open for 2021 Shipping Outlook Forum poll

The Lloyd’s List 2021 Shipping Outlook Forum takes place on December 1 and we need your input to help shape the discussion. Our online poll is now live, with 10 questions on the critical issues likely to influence maritime markets next year and beyond

International Digitalisation

Energy efficiency costs are not the preserve of shipowners

There has been much discussion about future fuels and retrofitting energy efficiency technology can make a difference to the industry’s carbon footprint immediately. The question is: who should pay for it

Environment Technology and Innovation

Head of Höegh LNG mulls use of LNG tankers for ammonia

Støhle is also eyeing using ammonia to produce hydrogen, which has gained traction from policy makers as a potential carbon-free fuel

Norway Tankers and Gas

Green shipping investment requires clarity on IMO emissions measures

In its latest report, Gibson argued that ‘carbon taxes might be the only way to make future fuels more competitive’. The ship brokerage also pointed out owners’ reluctance to invest in liquefied natural gas-fueled ships because of a lack of guidance from the IMO

Asia Pacific Containers

Hybrid ships’ attractions grow

Classification society DNV GL is receiving a lot of interest from customers looking to initiate battery-powered or battery hybrid vessel projects

International Environment

Disappointed Maersk wants IMO to negotiate market-based measures immediately

The world’s biggest shipping company says it is disappointed in the new short-term greenhouse gas measures that global regulators approved and wants discussion on longer-term measures to start in 2021

Maersk Group IMO

The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Has LPG been overlooked as a transitional fuel?

BW has pioneered dual-fuelled LPG engines and recently announced a world first with a VLGC voyage on full LPG propulsion across the Pacific. It’s a voyage expected to produce 20% less greenhouse gas emissions and use 10% less fuel. Given the chorus of pro-LNG dual-fuel zealots out there right now, it’s perhaps surprising that LPG hasn’t managed work its way higher up the agenda. BW’s technology and operations chief Pontus Berg joins our reporter Inderpreet Walia this week to offer a fresh look at LPG

Lloyd's List The Shipping Podcast Fuels

Time to chase the devil from the IMO

A diluted, tepid brew of short-term efficiency measures was served up at the IMO with the promise of carbon-free jam tomorrow, but it was a compromise that only united the fragmented positions in disappointment

IMO Regulation

IMO approves HFO ban in Arctic Sea

Environmental groups blast the new rules on restrictions of HFO use and carriage in the Arctic Sea, which come into effect in mid-2024 with exemptions until mid-2029, but governments stand firm in their support of the regulations

IMO Arctic shipping

Golar LNG and B&V team up on floating ammonia research

‘The next step is to plan for a net zero-carbon energy mix,’ said Golar LNG’s chief executive. Meanwhile, the replacement of coal, fuel oil and diesel with cleaner burning LNG represents one of the easiest and most cost-effective near-term steps to decarbonise the world’s energy mix

Norway United States

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