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Call for scrubber phase-out on ships on environmental concerns

International Council on Clean Transportation says scrubber technology substantially reduced sulphur dioxide emissions, but carbon dioxide, particulate matter and black carbon emissions were higher than using marine gasoil

Greek Shipping Awards 2020: Watch online

For the first time since its launch in 2004, the drama of the Lloyd’s List Greek Shipping Awards will not play out in front of a packed house in Athens. Instead, this year we are proud to present the first-ever virtual edition of the awards, streamed to a global audience

BioLNG has green fuel advantages over hydrogen or ammonia

BioLNG is likely to be commercially competitive relative to other low- and zero-carbon fuels such as green hydrogen and ammonia, the joint paper contends

Yemeni rebels allow UN access to ‘floating bomb’

Environmental experts have likened the Safer to a ‘massive floating bomb’, holding 34 storage tanks of oil that could paralyse Red Sea shipping lanes, befoul Yemen’s coastline and hinder food imports into the poverty-stricken land

Offshore wind needs $12bn of investments in new vessels

Recent initial public offerings of vessel installation and support services companies are indicative of the slow but growing interest in the sector. As the size of turbine blades increase, the need for larger vessels grows

UK shipping backs IMO market-based measures talks

The UK industry body wants the priority to be on finalising a new $5bn research and development fund that the International Maritime Organization will be assessing next year

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.

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

Helmepa’s Mitsatsos bows out after four decades

Mr Mitsatsos was opposed to a move to slash fees for member vessels in a bid to scale up the fleet entered in Helmepa from a current tally of about 400 ships

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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