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  • Rotterdam is aiming to make its first patrol vessels emission-free from 2025
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    Rotterdam is aiming to make its first patrol vessels emission-free from 2025

    2022-06-13T11:05:00Z

    The Port of Rotterdam Authority has announced plans to make its first patrol vessels emission-free from 2025, with the aim of significantly lowering emissions from operations at the port.

  • MEPC 78 could not reach agreement on more ambitious GHG targets or on the establishment of the International Maritime Research Board (IMRB) and International Maritime Research Fund (IMRF).
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    MEPC78 fails to agree on revised GHG targets

    2022-06-13T10:06:00Z

    The 78th session of the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) met from 6-10 June but failed to reach agreement on more ambitious GHG targets or on the establishment of the International Maritime Research Board (IMRB) and International Maritime Research Fund (IMRF).

  • IMO's MEPC 78 will debate steps to meet IMO ambitions for zero emission shipping by 2050 in June 2022.
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    INTERCARGO: Governments must share the load

    2022-06-10T11:24:00Z

    It would be a mistake to place responsibility for meeting IMO’s zero emission shipping targets fully on the shoulders of the shipping industry, warns INTERCARGO, as the IMO’s MEPC 78 debates steps to meet IMO ambitions for zero emission shipping by 2050 this week.

  • The results of the joint industry project (JIP) on solutions to help shipowners and managers comply with upcoming environmental regulations was presented at Posidonia trade fair.
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    Tanker JIP outlines medium-term options

    2022-06-09T06:12:00Z

    Shipyard Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD), ship service company Hyundai Global Service (HGS), and classification society DNV presented the results of a joint industry project (JIP) focused on tankers at a joint technical seminar during Posidonia 2022.

  • Gasum is investigating the possibilities for producing bio methane from ship-generated wastewater.
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    Gasum investigates making biogas from cargo ship wastewater

    2022-06-09T05:54:00Z

    Gasum aims to determine the volume of wastewater ending up in the Baltic Sea and to study the potential to use it in biogas production as part of the Ship Waste Action project. 

  • The Paris MoU will launch an inspection campaign to verify compliance with the requirements of the Polar Code starting 13 June.
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    Polar Code inspection campaign starts 13 June

    2022-06-06T11:09:00Z

    The Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control (Paris MoU) will launch an inspection campaign to verify compliance with the requirements of the Polar Code starting 13 June.

  • The stakeholders hope to reduce the current cost differential between synthetic and other alternative fuels and conventional fuels.
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    European stakeholders propose amendments to FuelEU Maritime

    2022-06-02T07:24:00Z

    European shipowners and fuel suppliers (ECSA, EWABA, eFuel Alliance, the Advanced Biofuels Coalition and GoodFuels) have called for amendments to the EU’s FuelEU Maritime proposal to ensure that fuels suppliers are responsible for making cleaner fuels available in sufficient quantities.  

  • Svitzer has unveiled a decarbonisation strategy that will see the company become fully carbon neutral by 2040.
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    Svitzer sets carbon neutral goal

    2022-06-01T09:38:00Z

    Svitzer, leading global towage operator and part of A.P. Moller-Maersk, has today unveiled its decarbonisation strategy that will see the company become fully carbon neutral by 2040. 

  • Captain Kuba Szymanski, Secretary General of InterManager
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    Intermanager: record all enclosed space deaths

    2022-05-31T07:32:00Z

    Following another fatal accident in an enclosed space onboard a ship, InterManager has hit out at the shipping industry’s inadequate reporting of serious and fatal accidents.

  • Nippon Paint Marine has supplied FASTAR for application to KSS Line’s Gas Star LPG carriers
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    First Korean reference for Nippon Paint Marine’s FASTAR coating

    2022-05-31T07:06:00Z

    KSS Line has applied Nippon Paint Marine’s FASTAR® coating to the hulls of a pair of LPG carriers, becoming the first South Korean shipowner to apply the novel nano-type antifouling paint to existing tonnage.

  • Alongside the CIC on cargo securing, the Paris MoU committee also announced plans that are expected to result in the introduction of inspection of foreign fishing vessels by 2024.
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    Paris MoU plans CIC on cargo securing

    2022-05-31T06:59:00Z

    The Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control (Paris MoU) held its 55th Committee meeting in Bucharest, Romania, last week and added cargo securing to its list of upcoming Concentrated Inspection Campaigns (CIC). 

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    Green corridor cluster alliance

    2022-05-26T13:22:00Z

    Lloyd’s Register Maritime Decarbonisation Hub and partners are launching an alliance to develop a green corridor cluster beginning with intra-Asia container trade

  • ESPO and Interferry intend to take a joint approach on the uptake of OPS Pictured: Isabelle Ryckbost, ESPO and Mike Corrigan, Interferry
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    European ferries urged to take up shore power

    2022-05-24T13:32:00Z

    European ports and Interferry have agreed to prioritise onshore power for the ferry sector

  • Jotun notes how the carbon intensity factor varies over a 5-year drydocking period for different hull protection solutions
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    New tool evaluates hull coating effect on CII

    2022-05-19T09:27:00Z

    Jotun has developed a new digital tool that demonstrates the positive effect of hull coatings on Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII) and vessel efficiency.

  • The Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) has published a new study analysing ship-to-ship transfers under varying environmental conditions.
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    OCIMF releases new study on ship-to-ship transfers

    2022-05-19T09:15:00Z

    The Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) has published a new study analysing ship-to-ship transfers under varying environmental conditions.

  • The decision to apply the polluter-pays principle is consistent with the original ETS, which was designed to abate GHG emissions from heavy industry and power generation.
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    EU commits to “polluter-pays” principle for ETS

    2022-05-18T10:50:00Z

    European shipowners (ECSA) have welcomed the European Parliament’s commitment to enforce the polluter-pays principle, by ensuring the mandatory pass-through of the ETS costs to the commercial operators of the vessels through contractual clauses.

  • Rolls-Royce said the advantages of HVO are clean combustion with a reduction in particulate emissions of up to 80%
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    Gensets approved for sustainable fuel use

    2022-05-17T12:18:00Z

    Rolls-Royce has approved its mtu diesel engines for use with sustainable fuels without the need for modification

  • Aqualung is currently constructing a R&D test rig on a 250kW diesel engine, with the objective of obtaining approvals from Classification Societies for an onboard installation.
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    Aqualung Carbon Capture eyes maritime market

    2022-05-16T11:34:00Z

    Aqualung Carbon Capture, a manufacturer of in membrane CO2 capture and separation technology, has completed a new equity investment from key strategic partners including Global Ship Lease, Golar LNG, MKS Pamp and Standard Lithium. 

  • Patrizia Kern, Head of Marine, Corporate Solutions, Swiss Re and Chair, Poseidon Principles for Insurance (PPMI)
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    Poseidon Principles for Marine Insurers looks beyond promoting GHG transparency

    2022-05-12T09:38:00Z

    The introduction of Poseidon Principles into the marine insurance market will have wider reaching effects than simply promoting greenhouse gas emissions transparency, as Patrizia Kern, Chair, Poseidon Principles for Marine Insurance (PPMI) explained in London.

  • The Felicity Ace was one of the vessels to be declared a total loss in 2021.
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    Allianz: Shipping losses fall

    2022-05-11T11:05:00Z

    Allianz has released its Safety & Shipping Review 2022 indicating that 54 large ships were lost worldwide last year.