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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

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Singapore Maritime Week Environment

Scrubber cheerleader Scorpio postpones retrofits ‘where possible’

Some 51 tankers in Scorpio’s fleet of 137 product tankers have yet to have scrubbers installed as of March 27, the company says in a filing

Asia Pacific Containers

Shipping in the crosshairs of the EU emission strategy

Controls on carbon emissions are likely to extend beyond European shipping companies, EU-flagged vessels and intra-EU voyages

EU Fuels

Scrubber boom about to end, says yard executive

The deputy head of China’s largest shipbuilding group has noted vanishing interest among shipowners for exhaust gas scrubber installations. The price spread between VLSFO and HSFO has dropped significantly, thereby rendering the devices economically unviable

Asia Pacific Containers

Crises may push down VLSFO and HSFO prices even further

The VLSFO-HSFO premium will likely remain narrow and more LS VGO is expected to enter the bunker pool

International Tankers and Gas

Decarbonisation initiatives launched in Singapore

Inmarsat has signed up as a founding member of Asia’s first ‘Decarbonising Shipping’ initiative based in Singapore

Singapore Tankers and Gas

Asahi to build first battery-powered tankers

The vessels, which will each have large-capacity lithium-ion batteries, will operate in the Tokyo Bay area

Tankers and Gas Technology and Innovation

Dry bulk and containerships lead ‘flood’ of scrubber cancellations

Persistent low marine fuel prices will hit the fortunes of shipowners who have invested heavily in fitting scrubbers, warns research outfit Alphatanker

International Containers

Liquefied bio and synthetic methane could decarbonise shipping

Intensive carbon pricing to help both fuels, as well as ramp-up of renewable electricity supply to boost LSM production, will be required

Fuels Environment

Wärtsilä trials ammonia fuel for ships

The Finnish firm hopes to supply ammonia fuel, engines and storage services 

Wartsila Fuels

Collaboration needed on decarbonisation, says ONE chief

The ONE chief executive says the industry needs to raise money to fund decarbonisation technology

Fuels Energy

Mexico’s rival to the Panama Canal takes shape

The Isthmus Corridor is part of the larger Tehuantepec Isthmus programme, a development project carried out by the Mexican government. The scope of the project means it should be able to rival the Panama Canal 

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