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Shipping’s GHG emissions rising despite efficiency gains

The report will go before the Marine Environment Protection Committee

From the News Desk: Decarbonisation requires joined-up thinking

It is clear there is no single answer to shipping’s decarbonisation dilemma and it is certain that different fuels will be utilised as the industry gradually moves towards a zero-carbon future. But what the viable options are and how and when they will be deployed remains a challenge

Outlook: Is shipping coping with the pandemic?

The outlooks, forecasts and predictions for 2020 which were compiled at the end of last year now look like they were made in another age and on another planet. So what has the remainder of this most unusual year got in store for the industry?

Scorpio Bulkers turns to offshore wind

The company says the deal for a new installation vessel and an accompanying crane marks a major step as it transitions to a sustainable future

Shell signs charters for six LNG newbuilds

Knutsen LNG, Korea Line Corp and ICBC Financial Leasing are to place shipbuilding orders for the tankers to be supplied to Shell 

Japanese bulker operator fined $1.5m in US pollution case

A crewman-turned-whistleblower told the US Coast Guard about illegal discharges that had taken place on board the vessel

Industry tortoise derided by Mr Hare is unfair race

Shipping knows it has to become cleaner and greener, and it knows it is not doing so fast enough. But it takes time to turn a supertanker, and fuelling the industry is a supertanker issue

LNG’s role as a bridging fuel for shipping faces challenge

Progress towards a zero-carbon future for shipping will involve methanol, biofuels, ammonia, and hydrogen. LNG’s role as a bridging fuel is being challenged even as shipowners invest in the fuel

Capesize remains grounded off Mauritius

Traces of oil have been spotted in the lagoon, which may have leaked from the engine room, the Mauritius Coast Guard reportedly said, adding that samples have been sent to a laboratory for testing

UN says ‘no progress’ over access to decaying oil tanker

The vessel is carrying four times as much oil as Exxon Valdez and has not been maintained since 2015

Shipping names join hydrogen coalition

The rapidly growing Hydrogen Council — a global initiative of leading energy, transport and tech corporates working to enable the global energy transition through hydrogen — now has several maritime names on its membership list

Shipping’s decarbonisation progress conceals challenges

Recent decarbonisation reports offer evidence of progress but also foreshadow challenges the industry will soon have to address

Corporate restructurings reveal a view of the new normal

Leaders of both Wärtsilä and MAN Energy Solutions have made tough choices. The headlines will be negative in the short term, however those who do nothing will suffer negative headlines for far longer

Distillates switch pushed to combat black carbon emissions

A debate on the impact of very low sulphur fuel oils on black carbon emissions has resurfaced again, but the Clean Arctic Alliance wants the focus on a mandatory switch to distillates

MAN Energy Solutions restructuring to cost 4,000 jobs

Chief executive Uwe Lauber has moved to increase the company’s competitive position as it transitions from an engine manufacturer into a solutions provider for sustainable energy supply

Korean Register sets course for digital transition

KR is working with its customers on granting survey extensions during the pandemic, keeping in close contact with International Maritime Organization regulation updates and is developing e-certification systems

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