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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

Can shipping be relied upon?

There is a growing realisation in shipping that nebulous net zero pledges are starting to require action and investment, and will be harder to achieve than first thought. The divide between those who can and can’t be relied upon is widening

Lloyd List - The View Sustainability

China leading global clean hydrogen capacity: IEA

The IEA urged governments to support clean hydrogen as delays are hindering investment decisions and costs rise

Sustainability Fuels

Seaspan’s ammonia-fuelled ULCS concept advances

Ultra-large containership would consume 326 tonnes of ammonia per day at an operating speed of 16 knots, three times more than using conventional fuel. Meanwhile, many additional safety aspects have to be considered. But tests have shown ammonia looks less dangerous to bunker than thought

Seaspan Technology and Innovation

China’s state-owned giants team up on green methanol

Four state-owned Chinese companies including Cosco Shipping, agree to work together to create a supply chain for green methanol. Sources say it will be biomethanol made in northeastern China

China Sustainability

Green ships will be available but what about the fuels?, asks Habben Jansen

Liner boss told European summit that while customers may support decarbonisation, most are still in denial there will be a cost to the energy transition

Sustainability Fuels

Pooling overachieving vessels will help owners comply with FuelEU targets

The FuelEU Maritime will come into force in 2025 to cut shipping emissions of vessels that call at EU ports by setting strict targets

Sustainability EU

EU intention to align with IMO global fuel standard ‘very clear’

The EU will align its regional emissions rules with those of the IMO — as long as the global regulator adopts regulatory tools the bloc deems ambitious enough, a panel was told

Europe Sustainability

South Korea’s leading shipbuilder plots alt-fuel vessel future

With the successful deployment of new technology in Laura Maersk, HD Hyundai now intends to speed up the development of mid-sized ammonia fuel engines, says COO & head of ship sales Seungyong Park

Containers Tankers and Gas

CMA CGM teams up with Maersk to scale up green efforts

Milestone partnership between two of the largest container lines aims to accelerate decarbonisation plans, scale sustainable fuel supplies and take a more direct approach to regulatory conversations

Sustainability CMA CGM

What is green about methanol?

Maersk is to be applauded for its ambition. But for mass adoption of methanol fuel to make environmental sense, the molecule shipping uses must be truly green — and there is plenty to suggest it won’t be

Lloyd List - The View Sustainability

‘Influencer’ Maersk isn't just betting on methanol

’If we had waited for the perfect solution we’d not have enough time to reach our commitment to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040,’ says Maersk chief executive Vincent Clerc

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