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The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Shipping's moonshot — zero-emission vessels by 2030

Shipping’s first major far-reaching moonshot initiative is here. The Getting to Zero coalition has set its eyes on delivering commercially viable zero-emission vessels by 2030. On the podcast this week to explain what the coalition is all about are the Environmental Defense Fund’s Baroness Bryony Worthington and Tristan Smith from the University College London Energy Institute and University Maritime Advisory Services

Global Maritime Forum postponed until 2021

The Virtual High-Level Meeting will be organized as an engaging and interactive online event, uniting the advantages of digital technologies, and the free-flowing exchange of ideas characteristic of Global Maritime Forum events

Coronavirus may slow pace of decarbonisation, but will not derail it

Retrofitting existing technologies would be a cost-effective way of reducing shipping’s carbon footprint, a Danish report suggests. The pandemic has pushed sustainable fuels further into the future

MOL joins project to launch first zero-emission electric tanker

The ‘e5 consortium’ — comprising seven companies, including MOL and Mitsubishi Corp — plans to launch the world’s first zero-emission electric tanker, powered by large-capacity lithium ion batteries, in March 2022

Green initiative to target shipping in developing countries

A collaborative tie-up called the P4G Getting to Zero Coalition Partnership will initially seek to explore potential maritime decarbonisation opportunities in Indonesia, Mexico and South Africa

China Merchants orders two eco VLCCs at DSIC

Deal follows a contract for four VLCC newbuildings signed separately between the two parties in November

Retrofitting existing technologies on ships could lead to fuel savings

Further savings could be achieved if data is collected correctly, and if shipowners stop focusing solely on the initial cost of newbuildings rather than understanding the subsequent operational cost

Cargill says coronavirus puts squeeze on sustainability goals

The leading charterer sees decarbonisation momentum persisting and pandemic accelerating the trend

Decarbonisation is complex, the simple answer is methanol

The maritime industry needs clarity on the requirements for future fuels, says Chris Chatterton, chief operating officer at The Methanol Institute

Yang Ming told to meet cost of containers recovered by Australia

The recovery operation cost $17m in total, which will be funded from levies collected from the shipping industry if not reclaimed, according to the Australian Maritime Safety Authority

From the News Desk: Global crisis exposes fragility of container shipping

Before coronavirus, the focus of container shipping boardrooms was the International Maritime Organization’s sulphur cap rules, decarbonisation and digitalisation. Now, a seemingly inevitable global financial downturn is likely to be the sector’s biggest test

Shipping's view sought on new green bonds criteria

The CBI criteria are based on emissions intensity thresholds set for different ship sizes and classes

Box line bailouts should come with conditions, says ITF

The ITF argues for state support to be tied to societal goals instead of encouraging risk taking

CMA conference moves to October as part of shipping week

Speculation about the future of CMA Shipping 2020 has ended as the organisers agree to combine with SHIPPINGInsight to create the first North American Shipping Week, covering technology, innovation, and commercial aspects of the industry

P&I clubs’ co-operation ‘helps shipping to be sustainable’

Society’s demand that shipping does more to improve levels of safety at sea and environmental protection is an obligation, not a request, says North P&I chief

California urged to avoid port air control rules delay

The purpose of the so-called ‘At-Berth Regulation’ is to reduce emissions from diesel auxiliary engines on container ships, passenger ships, and refrigerated cargo ships while berthing at any California port

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